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3  1833 

01323  1938 







With  appreciative  notice  of  otlier  families,  viz.: 



JUDGE    Iv.  H.  JONES, 


ALBANY,  N.  Y.: 



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Written  by  (4)  Col.  Thos.  Jones,  apparently  in  a  book  of  accounts,  1728-9. 
Reverse  side,  page  4  (reduced).     Noticed,  page  19. 


My  Dear  Cousin  : 

It  may  be  of  some  interest  to  you  to  know  just 
how  these  notes  came  into  existence  ;  whence  I  de- 
rived my  information  and  authority  ;  and  how  I  came 
to  deliver  them  to  you  finally  in  their  present  form. 

As  they  do  not  concern  any  but  those  whose  fami- 
lies receive  mention,  and  as  they  are  not  expected  to 
attract  even  a  passing  interest  from  others,  it  is  pre- 
sumed that  no  apology  or  explanation  whatever  need 
be  addressed  to  the  public. 

They  have  been  placed  in  book-form  only  because 
it  was  thought  to  be  the  most  enduring  and  conven- 
ient form  in  which  to  preserve  their  contents  for  pres- 
ent and  future  family  reference. 

The  duty  of  superintending  the  work,  if  duty  it 
may  be  called,  appears  to  have  devolved  upon  me  by 
a  sort  of  accident,  which  will  be  explained  further  on. 

There  are  many  valid  reasons  which  might  be 
offered  in  favor  of  preserving  truthful  histories  of 
honorable  families,  into  an  elaborate  enumeration  of 
which  it  is  not  necessary  to  enter. 

It  may  be  that  a  weak  and  faltering  kinsman  shall 
find,  in  some  example  of  honorable  fidelity  to  duty 

4  Introdtictory  Letter. 

recorded  in  these  pages,  inspiration  to  new  courage 
and  higher  endeavor.  Certainly  all  noble  deeds  re- 
counted in  the  history  of  his  own  family  will  offer, 
through  the  sympathetic  medium  of  a  common  rela- 
tionship, a  direct  appeal  to  his  better  nature. 

There  is  also  a  consideration  which  may  be  men- 
tioned as  having  quickened  my  desire  to  preserve  the 
evidences  of  family  descent  contained  in  these  notes. 
Among  the  many  unkind  things  that  are  now  said 
and  written  out  of  sectional  folly  and  animosity,  one 
not  infrequently  met  with,  in  otherwise  respectable 
quarters,  is  this  base  aspersion  upon  the  ancestry  of 
our  Southern  families,  that  we  are  descended  from 
convicts  and  the  refuse  of  Europe.  However  base- 
less and  incredible  the  charge  may  now  appear  to 
those  acquainted  with  the  facts,  yet,  if  our  Southern 
families  lie  supinely  by,  while  these  calumnies  are  be- 
ing repeated  through  the  press,  they  will  find  their 
way  finally  into  the  pages  of  reputable  history,  while 
the  evidences  with  which  they  might  be  met  and  suc- 
cessfully refuted  will  be  lost  through  our  indifference 
or  inaction. 

It  was  in  the  summer  of  1874,  during  my  college 
vacation,  that  I  discovered  an  old  hair  trunk  which 
had  been  stored  away,  with  other  rubbish,  in  the  gar- 
ret of  the  house  of  my  uncle  Joseph  Jones,  in  this 
county.  Upon  examination  it  was  found  to  contain, 
in  a  mixed  and  confused  heap,  a  great  number  of 
family  letters,  deeds,  wills,  marriage  settlements,  etc., 
which  had  accumulated  in  the  family  for  generations. 








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Reverse  side  of  paper  on  page  2. 

Introductory  Letter.  5 

I  found  these  to  contain  such  a  rich  fund  of  family 
history  that  I  thought  it  would  be  stupid  and  scarcely 
less  than  criminal  in  me  to  suffer  them  to  be  wasted. 
So  I  gathered  them  up,  as  I  would  the  ashes  of  the 
dead,  with  sacred  care,  and,  by  arranging  them  accord- 
ing to  their  dates,  found  that  I  had  before  me  an  un- 
broken genealogical  account  of  my  family  for  several 
generations.  And  this  is  how  I  have  become  the 
genealogist  of  my  family. 

It  is  clear  enough  how  they  came  into  the  posses- 
sion of  my  grandfather.  He  was  an  only  son,  and 
his  father  and  grandfather  had  both  been  first-born 
sons  ;  consequently  to  him  came  down  the  more  im- 
portant family  documents,  and  a  large  share  of  the 
family  correspondence. 

It  was  a  custom  with  our  ancestors  to  copy  their 
letters  for  greater  nicety  before  sending  them,  and 
the  copy  being  sent  the  original  was  retained.  I 
find  this  to  have  been  the  case  with  much  even  of 
their  more  intimate  family  correspondence. 

This  has  aided  me  not  a  little,  for  there  are  many 
of  these  originals  among  the  papers  referred  to  ;  so 
that  in  many  instances  I  have  had  the  benefit  of  see- 
ing not  only  the  answer  but  also  the  letter  that  elic- 
ited it,  and  have  thus  been  enabled  to  construe  them 
with  reference  to  each  other. 

These  papers  begin  with  the  year  1 702  and  extend 
over  a  period  of  nearly  a  century  and  a  half,  furnish- 
ing ample  data  as  to  births,  marriages,  deaths,  etc., 
even  to  the  particular  dates  of  their  occurrence. 

6  Introductory  Letter. 

Hence  this  narrative  possesses  the  rare  merit  of 
being  founded  almost  entirely  upon  written  evidence 
contemporary  with  the  facts  narrated,  and,  therefore, 
affording  the  very  best  proof  of  which  the  nature  of 
the  subject  will  admit. 

In  a  few  instances,  to  be  sure,  some  of  the  minor 
matters  contained  in  these  papers  could  not  be  made 
fully  intelligible  without  resorting  to  family  traditions 
and  the  recollections  of  the  older  members  of  the 
family  in  Virginia  and  the  South. 

To  this  extent  I  have  made  use  of  family  traditions 
in  the  development  of  this  narrative,  but  to  this  ex- 
tent only.  They  have  in  no  instance  been  suffered 
to  contradict,  vary  or  add  to  the  plain,  simple  and 
unvarnished  story  of  these  papers.  Indeed,  I  have 
not  used  them  even  for  the  more  pardonable  purpose 
of  ornamentation,  unless  in  some  rare  and  unimport- 
ant instance,  when  plainly  in  accord  with,  and,  infer- 
entially,  at  least,  corroborated  by,  the  facts  narrated 
in  these  papers. 

The  truth  is,  I  have  always  entertained  a  whole- 
some aversion  for  the  exaggerated  vagaries  of  family 
traditions  ;  and  I  have  enjoyed  no  little  satisfaction 
in  watching  the  havoc  made  with  them  by  the  meth- 
ods of  proof  to  v/hich  I  have  invariably  resorted  in 
the  case  of  my  own  family.  It  is  entirely  too  wide  and 
tempting  a  field  for  the  play  of  a  fond  and  irresponsi- 
ble fancy ;  and  the  Aladdin-like  structures  erected 
through  the  accessions  of  succeeding  generations  are 
too  romantically  beautiful  and  imposing  to  be  a  reality. 

Introductory  Letter.  7 

Yet,  while  this  is  all  true,  especially  of  American 
families,  it  is  none  the  less  true  that  there  are  families 
in  America  of  just  as  pure  and  ancient  descent  as 
those  of  their  mother  countries. 

True,  it  was  seldom  that  any  titled  nobleman,  or 
the  very  near  kin  of  such,  settled  permanently  in  the 
colonies  ;  but  it  was  not  so  rare  that  the  more  remote 
connections  of  such,  in  whose  veins  flowed  the  same 
blood  that  coursed  through  theirs,  settled  there ;  and 
these  became  the  progenitors  of  what  were  regarded 
as  the  leadingr  families  of  colonial  times. 

Most  of  these  families  have  retained  their  inherent 
faith  in  ancestry  to  the  present  day  ;  so  much  so,  that 
pride  of  ancestry  may  almost  be  considered  a  mark 
of  its  existence. 

It  has  served  as  an  aegis,  in  many  cases,  to  pro- 
tect them  from  blood  contamination,  to  which,  from 
necessity,  a  love  of  wealth,  or  other  improper  motive, 
they  might  otherwise  have  been  tempted  to  submit. 
This  is  doubtless  more  true  of  the  Virginians  than  of 
any  of  the  other  colonists.  Virginia  was  settled  at  an 
earlier  period,  when  the  old  world  ideas  of  technical 
distinction  and  social  exclusion  were  in  their  greatest 
rigor,  and  were,  of  course,  transplanted  with  the 
colonists.  Her  principal  settlers  were  Cavaliers,  a 
distinct  class,  who  had  inherited  these  ideas  through 
a  long  line  of  ancestors,  who  had  them  deeply  im- 
bedded in  their  natures,  and  who  came  to  the  colony 
with  them  inflamed  and  intensified  by  a  long  and 
bitter  struggle  with  the  "  Round-heads."     Virginia 

8  Introductory  Letter. 

fast  became  wealthy  and  aristocratic,  and  offered  an 
inviting  asylum  to  immigrants  and  political  fugitives 
of  this  class,  who  in  great  numbers  gladly  flocked  to 
her  hospitable  shores.  And,  too,  there  was  slavery 
in  Virginia  at  an  early  day,  a  most  aristocratic  insti- 
tution, which  soon  became  a  part  of  her  social  polity, 
which  ^did  not  obtain  to  any  considerable  extent  in 
the  North,  but  which  in  Virginia  soon  crystallized 
into  an  insurmountable  barrier  to  the  encroachments 
of  the  common  people. 

The  planter  became  as  a  lord,  owning  thousands 
of  manorial  acres  which  he  cultivated  with  slaves  that 
belonged  to  him  like  the  cattle  on  his  plantation,  to 
whom  he  paid  no  wages,  and  who,  therefore,  could 
never  become  insolent  or  obtrusive.  There  were  no 
avenues  to  social  amelioration  open  to  the  poor 
white.  There  were  no  manufacturing  establishments. 
The  planter  manufactured  on  his  plantation  and  with 
the  help  of  his  slaves  such  wares  as  he  did  not  import 
direct  from  the  old  world. 

There  was  no  commerce,  that  social  leveler  of  mod- 
ern times,  except  such  as  existed  between  the  planter 
and  his  foreign  factor.  What  social  and  business 
status  the  immigrant  left  off  in  the  old  world  he  took 
up  when  he  reached  the  shores  of  Virginia,  and  there 
he  remained,  he  and  his  posterity,  until  the  Revolu- 
tion. It  was  a  Virginian,  the  lordly  Sir  William 
Berkeley,  that  thanked  God  there  were  no  free 
schools  and  no  printing  in  Virginia. 

With  all  these  conditions  at  work,  it  is  no  wonder 


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Introductory  Letter.  9 

that  the  blood  of  Virginians  was  kept  pure,  and  that 
it  flowed  from  father  to  son  in  an  undiverted  and 
unadulterated  current.  In  speaking  of  Virginians,  I 
mean  the  people  of  eastern  or  tide-water  Virginia, 
the  hotbed  of  Virginia  aristocracy. 

It  is  a  common  error  to  suppose  that  the  early 
colonists  were  wanting  in  education  and  the  more 
polite  accomplishments  of  social  life.  This  is  in  no 
part  true  of  the  class  of  which  I  have  been  speaking. 
They  possessed  a  degree  of  education  and  refinement 
not  surpassed,  and  scarcely  equaled,  by  their  repre- 
sentatives of  to-day.  The  colleges  of  Europe  were 
open  to  them,  and  the  sons  of  many  of  the  wealthier 
class  were  there  educated.  Private  tutors  from  the 
old  country  were  readily  had  at  competent  salaries, 
while  the  royal  governors  established  their  miniature 
court  of  St.  James  at  Williamsburg,  and  reveled  in 
all  the  luxuries,  and  I  fear  many  of  the  vices,  of  polite 
society.  Coat-armor  and  all  the  insignia  of  State 
were  displayed,  and  social  caste  was  maintained  with 
possibly  more  zeal  than  in  the  mother  country. 

A  word  in  regard  to  the  practice  in  America  of 
bearing,  or  claiming  the  right  to  bear,  arms.  It  is 
safe  to  say  that  not  one-tenth  of  those  who  claim  this 
distinction  have  any  sort  of  title  to  the  arms  they 
claim.  Since  about  the  middle  of  the  eighteenth 
century,  there  have  been  numbers  of  unscrupulous 
artists  and  engravers,  both  in  America  and  England, 
who  for  a  small  fee  would  turn  off  a  handsome  coat 
for  any  one,  without  the  slightest  regard  to  the  rules 

lo  Introductoiy  Letter. 

of  heraldry  or  the  title  of  the  applicant.  In  this 
manner  many  spurious  coats  were  circulated  through 
the  country,  and  found  their  way  into  the  archives 
of  families,  whose  possessors  are  wholly  and  bliss- 
fully ignorant  of  their  spurious  origin.  There  are 
those  who  found  their  right  to  a  particular  coat  upon 
no  better  foundation  than  that  such  arms  are  assigned 
to  a  family  bearing  the  same  name  in  Burke's  Gen- 
eral Armory,  or  some  similar  work.  As  well  might 
we  claim  to  bear  the  arms  of  Viscount  Ranelagh,  or 
any  one  of  the  many  coats  ascribed  by  Burke  and 
others  to  the  various  and  entirely  distinct  families 
bearing  the  name  of  Jones. 

In  this  connection  allow  me  to  make  the  following 
quotation  from  Elements  of  Heraldry,  by  Wm.  H. 
Whitmore  :  "Within  a  few  years"  (1866)  "coats  of 
arms  have  indeed  been  profusely  assumed,  but  with 
such  a  total  disregard  of  all  authority  as  to  prove  the 
ignorance  of  that  part  of  the  community  which  ought 
to  have  been  better  instructed.  The  ordinary  mode 
of  assuming  armorial  bearings  has  been  a  reference 
to  the  nearest  seal-engraver,  who,  from  the  heraldic 
encyclopedia,  has  furnished  the  applicant  with  the 
arms  of  any  family  of  the  same  name.  To  strike  at 
the  root  of  this  evil  it  is  necessary  to  state  in  the 
most  explicit  manner,  that  there  is  no  such  thing 
as  a  coat-of-arms  belonging  to  the  bearers  of  a  partic- 
ular surname.  Competent  writers  have  already  dis- 
abused the  public  mind  of  the  idea  that  identity  of 
name  argues  identity  of  origin."     '^     *     '"'     "  No  one 

Introductory  Letter.  1 1 

now  supposes  that  all  Browns,  or  Joneses,  or  Smiths, 
or  Robinsons,  trace  their  descent  from  one  man,  the 
original  assumer  of  the  name.  Still  it  has  been  much 
more  difficult  to  convince  a  Brown,  Jones,  Smith  or 
Robinson  that  he  was  not  entitled  to  a  coat-of-arms 
belonorino-  to  his  name.  Examination  will  soon  con- 
vince  us  that  this  idea  is  totally  unfounded.  The 
first  assumer  or  orantee  of  a  coat-of-arms  took  that 
as  his  own  distinoruishine  mark.  It  became  heredi- 
tary  in  his  own  family  ;  but  his  namesakes,  or  even 
relatives,  have  no  claim  to  share  it  with  him.  It  fol- 
lows, therefore,  that  whoever  uses  a  coat-of-arms,  by 
that  act  proclaims  his  lineal  descent  from  the  person 
who  first  assumed  it.  It  is  useless  to  attempt  any 
evasion  of  this  fact.  However  true  it  may  be  that 
even  in  England  the  law  does  not  interpose,  we 
ought  in  this  country,  from  the  very  absence  of  law, 
to  exercise  a  wise  restraint.  The  sole  value  or  in- 
terest of  our  American  coats-of-arms  is  the  remem- 
brance of  an  honorable  ancestry.  We  cannot  afford 
to  insult  our  real  progenitors  by  a  false  claim  to 
others."  And  from  Clark's  Introduction  to  Heraldry, 
I  add  the  following  quotation:  "  The  abuse  of  arms 
in  modern  days"  (about  1800)  "is  constantly  exhib- 
ited in  the  crest  engraved  on  the  plate  and  seals,  or 
stamped  on  the  note-paper,  of  thousands  of  persons 
utterly  unentitled,  by  ancient  descent  or  modern 
grant,  to  such  insignia."  *  *  *  "  Another  abuse 
of  arms  is  the  common  custom  of  wives'  having  their 
note-paper  stamped  with  the  crest  of,  or  assumed  by, 

12  Introductory  Letter. 

their  husbands.  No  lady  is  entitled  to  a  crest,  and 
the  display  of  one,  by  a  female  of  any  rank,  is  an  ab- 

In  Eneland,  in  olden  times,  it  was  customary  to 
make  what  were  termed  heralds'  visitations.  That 
is,  the  kinors  of  arms,  as  officers  of  the  Crown,  were 
commissioned  and  periodically  sent  out  over  the 
kingdom,  to  hear  proof  of,  and  to  register,  the  descent 
and  arms  of  the  noblemen  and  gentlemen,  or  lesser 
nobility,  of  the  realm.  They  also  had  authority  to 
settle  all  controversies  in  regard  to  coats-of-arms,  to 
correct  any  improper  assumption  of  them  by  those 
not  entitled,  or  any  encroachment  upon  those  belong- 
ing to  another,  and  to  deface  from  monuments  arms 
illegally  set  up.  The  first  visitation  was  in  1528,  the 
last  in  1687,  after  which  time  they  fell  into  disuse. 

In  America  no  such  precautions  have  been  taken, 
and  it  is  seldom  we  meet  with  any  written  description 
of  arms,  there  being  here  no  place  at  which  to  record 
them,  as  at  the  Heralds'  College,  in  England.  Here 
they  are  generally  traced  for  authenticity  to  some 
ancient  seal  or  other  engraving  claimed  to  have  been 
used  or  possessed  by  a  first  progenitor  on  this  con- 
tinent. I  should  think  it  fair  to  say,  that  if  such  evi- 
dences are  found  to  have  existed  in  an  American 
family  prior  to  the  year  1725,  the  arms  may  generally 
be  accounted  genuine,  provided  they  are  free  from 
suspicion  in  other  respects. 

In  early  times  the  right  to  bear  coat-armor  was  the 
distinguishing  mark  of  a  gentleman  or  lady  according 

Introductory  Letter.  13 

to  the  old  world  ultra-technical  definition  of  that 
term.  Sir  Edward  Coke,  the  great  English  lawyer, 
defines  a  gentleman  to  be  "  qui  arma  gerit,  who 
bears  coat-armour,  the  grant  of  which  adds  gentility 
to  a  man's  family." 

So  Clark,  in  his  Introduction  to  Heraldry,  speak- 
ing of  the  derivation  of  the  word  "gentleman,"  says, 
"  It  is  as  if  one  said  a  man  well  born."  *  *  * 
"  Gentlemen  have  their  beginning  either  of  blood,  as 
being  born  of  worshipful  parents,  or  from  having 
achieved,  in  peace  or  war,  some  honorable  action 
whereby  they  have  acquired  the  right  to  bear  arms." 

In  regard  to  the  name  "Jones,"  it  is  of  Welsh 
origin,  being  in  the  possessive  case,  so  to  speak,  and 
is  derived  from  the  very  popular  Christian  name 
"John."  The  Welsh,  until  quite  modern  times,  dis- 
tinguished themselves  one  from  another  by  employ- 
ing the  Welsh  preposition  "  ap,"  ^  which  liberally  ren- 
dered means  the  the  son  of.  Thus,  if  a  Welshman 
named  John  had  a  son  named  Thomas,  the  son  was 
called  for  distinction  Thomas  ap  John.  Or  if  it 
were  desired  to  distinguish  Thomas  with  greater  par- 
ticularity, the  name  of  another  ancestor  was  added  ; 
as,  if  John's  father  were  named  Roger,  they  Avould  call 
Thomas  in  that  event  Thomas  ap  John  ap  Roger, 
and  so  on  ad  infinittim.  The  Welsh  had  no  other 
names  until  the  English,  by  Act  of  Parliament,  com- 
pelled them  to  adopt  their  custom  of  surnames  ;  when 

*  In  a  similar   manner  "  vertch "    was  used  in   the   names    of 

14  Introd2ictory  Letter. 

the  Welsh,  no  doubt  as  a  matter  of  sentiment,  and 
naturally  not  wishing  to  make  any  unnecessary  de- 
parture from  their  accustomed  names,  simply  adopted 
their  father's  Christian  name  for  their  surname.  Thus, 
what  before  had  been  Thomas  ap  John,  or  Thomas 
the  son  of  John,  or  Thomas  John  his  son,  became 
Thomas  Johnhis,  and  by  abbreviation  in  the  course 
of  time,  Thomas  Johns  ;  or,  inserting  an  "  e  "  for  the 
sake  of  euphony,  Thomas  Johnes  or  Jones,  And  the 
fact  that  the  name  John  was  a  favorite  name  with  the 
Welsh  will  sufficiently  account  for  the  frequent  re- 
currence of  the  name  Jones  among  that  people  and 

The  great  warrior  and  crusader,  Sir  Hugh  Johnys 
or  Jones,  derived  his  name  in  this  way. 

In  the  letter  of  1728  and  its  accompanying  descrip- 
tion of  arms,  fac  similes  of  which  are  given  on  the 
front  pages  of  these  notes,  we  have  a  full  account  of 
our  arms  quartered  with  Hoskins  as  borne  by  our 
first  progenitor  in  America,  near  thirty  years  prior 
to  that  time,  and  as  then  described  by  his  son  with 
the  brass  plates  on  which  they  were  engraved  before 
him.  This  progenitor  was  Capt.  Roger  Jones  of 
England.  His  elder  son,  Frederick,  who  died  in 
North  Carolina  in  1722,  had  an  ancient  seal  on  which 
were  engraved  our  arms  as  described  in  the  fac 
similes  referred  to,  except  that  they  were  not  quar- 
tered with  Hoskins  or  other  arms.  A  nephew  of 
this  latter  gentleman,  Thomas  Jones  of  Virginia, 
writing  to  his  brother  Walter,  who  was  then  a  stu- 






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"^  '^lLY^^i- 

Introductory  Letter.  15 

dent  of  medicine  at  Edinburgh,  says  :  "  Our  brothr. 
Fred  sent  me  the  other  day  the  impression  of  our 
Coat  of  Arms  taken  from  a  large  seal  of  our  Uncle 
Fredk."  He  adds  that  the  impression  and  the 
motto  are  dim,  but  proceeds  to  describe  the  arms 
substantially  as  above  indicated. 

I  also  find  on  a  letter  of  date  July  5th,  1758,  from 
Jane  Swann  of  North  Carolina  to  her  uncle,  Col. 
Thomas  Jones  of  Virginia,  a  seal  impression  of  arms 
as  used  by  this  lady.  The  Jones  arms  correspond 
with  the  description  referred  to,  and  are  quartered 
with  the  arms  of  Swann,  the  lady's  husband,  and 
another  coat.  The  Jones  quarter  was  doubtless 
taken  from  the  seal  of  her  father,  Frederick  Jones, 
above  mentioned ;  and  this  seal  was  most  likely 
brought  over  from  England  by  Frederick,  when  he 
and  his  brother  Thomas  came  to  Virginia  in  1702, 
and  had  possibly  been  an  heirloom  in  the  family  for 
generations.  There  are  also  letters  among  our 
papers  from  Thomas  Jones  of  Virginia  to  merchants 
in  London  for  various  articles  of  silver  to  be  engraved 
with  a  child's  head  for  crest. 

C.  Lucian  Jones  of  Savannah,  Ga.,  sent  me  some 
years  ago  a  colored  photograph  of  a  panel  painting 
which  had  been  in  the  house  of  his  father,  Gen. 
Roger  Jones,  in  Washington,  for  many  years,  but  it 
appears  that  neither  he  nor  his  father  could  give  any 
account  of  whence  it  came.  It  was  evidently  intended 
to  represent  the  Jones  arms  as  quartered  with  another 
coat  —  apparently  that  of   Hoskins  ;  but  was  either 

1 6  Introductory  Letter. 

executed  by  an  ignorant  and  unskilled  artist,  or  was 
painted  from  a  fragmentary  or  illegible  original. 
The  Jones  coat  is  painted  correctly  enough,  but  the 
Hoskins  quarters,  second  and  third,  have  party  per 
chevron  instead  of  per  pale,  the  lions  appear  to  be  Or 
instead  of  Argent,  and  face  the  sinister  instead  of  the 
dexter.  The  Jones  quarters  have  sable,  a  fess  Or 
between  three  boys'  heads  affronte  proper,  couped  at 
the  shoulders,  and,  I  think,  crined  Or.  The  crest 
is  a  boy's  head  as  in  the  arms. 

The  print  of  arms  on  the  front  page  of  these  notes 
is  in  strict  conformity  with  the  letter  and  description 
of  1728,  heretofore  referred  to,  and  was  designed 
from  them  by  her  Majesty's  official  painter  for  the 
Heralds'  College,  London,  under  the  personal  super- 
vision of  Dr.  Geo.  W.  Marshall,  Rouge-Croix. 

These  arms  are  more  fully  and  technically  de- 
scribed as  follows  :  Quarterly ;  first  and  fourth, 
sable,  a  fess  Or  between  three  boys'  heads  couped  at 
the  shoulders  affronte  proper  (Jones).  Second  and 
third,  per  pale  azure  and  gules,  a  chevron  engrailed 
Or  between  three  lions  rampant  Argent  (Hoskins). 
Mantled  sable,  doubled  Or.  Crest,  on  a  wreath  of 
the  colors  a  boy's  head  as  in  the  arms. 

The  maiden  name  of  Capt.  Roger  Jones'  mother 
was  Hoskins,  and  she  was  sole  heiress  of  her  family, 
from  which  circumstance  we  inherit  her  arms,  and  by 
the  laws  of  heraldic  succession  are  entitled  to  bear 
them  forever  quarterly  with  those  of  Jones. 

I   cannot  trace   our   family  back  to  any  knight  of 

Seal  on  letter  of  (8)  Jane  (Jones)  Swann,  dated  1758.     Swann  arms  quartering 

Harding  (her  mother)  and  Jones  (her  father).     Noticed,  page  15. 

"Number  one"  in  Garter's  letter,  page  292. 

Introductory  Letter.  1 7 

the  Round  Table,  nor  yet  to  the  Norman  Conquest 
by  several  hundred  years.  Indeed,  I  can  go  no  far- 
ther back  in  our  immediate  line  than  to  the  mother 
of  Capt.  Roger  Jones,  who  was  born,  I  would  sup- 
pose, not  later  than  1605-20.* 

*It  is  sincerely  to  be  hoped  that  some  appreciative  kinsman, 
who  may  be  in  sufficiently  easy  circumstances  to  justify  the  ex- 
penditure, will  some  day  pursue  an  investigation  into  the  more 
ancient  history  of  our  family.  This  can  only  be  accomplished  by 
the  use  of  money  and  the  employment  of  a  competent  genealogist 
in  England.  I  think  I  have  quite  exhausted  the  avenues  of  gra- 
tuitous information,  and,  besides,  I  have  expended  some  f  200  to 
$300  which  I  could  ill  afford  at  the  time..  My  investigations  have 
been  mostly  conducted  by  Dr.  Geo.  W.  Marshall,  Rouge-Croix, 
of  the  Heralds'  College,  London.  They  embrace,  I  imagine,  a 
pretty  exhaustive  investigation  in  Mansfield  and  vicinity ;  among 
the  wills  of  Somerset  House  and  York,  for  the  names  Jones  and 
Hoskins ;  and  at  the  College  of  Heralds.  It  appears  quite  likely 
to  me  that  our  arms  are  a  variation  of  those  of  an  ancient  Welsh 
family  of  Vaughan  (Vychan).  This  family  has  the  field  Sable 
and  the  boys'  heads  for  charges,  but  entwined  about  the  neck  of 
each  boy  a  snake.  It  is  not  improbable  that  our  Welsh  name,  or 
designation,  became  Anglicized  about  the  period  of  Capt.  Roger's 
parents,  and  this  may  account  for  the  difficulty  we  have  in  trac- 
ing our  lineage  farther. 

There  was  an  ancient  family  of  Ap  John,  whose  pedigree  and 
arms  are  set  out  in  the  Visitation  of  Surrey,  1623,  and  whose  arms 
are,  Sa.  a  chev.  Or  betw.  3  children's  heads  ppr.,  their  necks 
entwined,  however,  with  a  snake.  Sir  Hugh  Johnys  or  Jones,  the 
great  warrior  and  crusader,  bore  the  same  arms.  He  left  no  sons  ; 
but  it  is  stated,  at  a  later  date,  that  Hugh  Jones,  Lord  Bishop  of 
Llandaff  (1566),  was  of  this  family.  I  do  not  mean  to  intimate 
that  we  are  probably  descended  from  either  of  these  families.  I 
mention  them  simply  as  a  circumstance  with  which  any  future 
genealogist  may  with  propriety  be  made  acquainted. 

Be  very  careful  not  to  accept  any  descent  at  the  hands  even  of  a 
genealogist  until,  by  an  honest  investigation  of  the  evidence,  you  are 
yourself  satisfied  of  its  correctness.  Should  such  an  investigation 
ever  be  prosecuted  to  a  successful  issue,  the  results  could  be  printed, 
and,  I  presume,  the  sheets  could  easily  be  inserted  in  this  volume 
by  opening  and  rebinding  it,  which  would  cost  but  a  trifle. 

1 8  Introductory  Letter. 

However,  it  may  be  safely  said  that  whatever  pic- 
ture will  portray  their  social  life  and  standing  then 
will  generally  hold  true  of  them  for  many  genera- 
tions beyond  that  period.  The  instances,  if  any,  of 
an  obscure  family's  working  its  way  into  social  promi- 
nence in  those  days,  or  anterior  to  that  time,  were 
much  too  rare  to  receive  mention.  What  property 
or  prestige  came  to  a  family  in  those  days  devolved 
by  the  laws  of  heredity,  or  was  won  on  the  field  of 
battle  by  the  sword  of  a  knightly  warrior.  It  was 
scarcely  possible  to  acquire  sufficient  property  to  en- 
force social  recognition,  as  is  so  easily  done  in  mod- 
ern times.  No  matter  what  amount  of  mere  wealth 
one  possessed,  his  place  in  society  was  the  same,  for 
that  place  was  determined  by  laws  other  than  those 
of  property.  There  were  certain  social  fetters  and 
barriers  which  no  accident  of  fortune  could  break 
through  and  no  audacity  surmount.  A  churl  might 
better  his  fortunes,  it  is  true,  and  a  gentleman  might 
impair  his  ;  but,  for  all  that,  the  churl  was  none  the 
less  a  churl,  and  the  gentleman  none  the  less  a  gentle- 
man. And  so  it  continued  from  father  to  son  to  the 
period  of  which  I  speak  and  much  later. 

I  have  two  letters  before  me  which  were  written  from 
Williamsburg,  Vrrginia,  in  1728,  by  Thomas  Jones, 
the  younger  son  of  Capt.  Roger,  to  his  wife,  who 
was  then  visiting  in  London.  They  are  perhaps  the 
most  interesting  of  all  the  family  letters  in  my  pos- 
session, since  they  not  only  indicate  the  social  rank 
and  standing  of  the  family  then  and  thirty  years  prior 

Introductory  Letter.  19 

to  that  time,  the  style  in  which  they  lived,  and  who 
Capt.  Roger's  mother  and  wife  were,  but  they  con- 
tained on  a  separate  slip  of  paper,  securely  embraced 
within  the  folds  of  one  of  them,  a  full  written  descrip- 
tion of  the  arms  of  Capt.  Roger,  his  wife,  and  his 
mother.  The  first  of  these  is  dated  "July  ye  8th, 
1728,"  and  in  enumerating  various  articles  which  he 
had  shipped  to  his  wife,  he  mentions  among  the  rest, 
"  The  Brasses  belonging  to  the  Coach,  4  coats  with- 
out the  Crests,  and  two  Crests  for  the  Coach,  and  8 
Crests  for  ye  Harness.  There  is  4  Toppings  for  the 
horses  wanting  which  I  suppose  must  be  of  the  coulor 
of  ye  lining  of  ye  Coach. 

"  I  shall  send  you  my  Coat  in  a  little  time  to  have 
them  chang'd  and  further  directions."  *     *     * 

"  *  Pray  give  my  Love  and  very^  "  My  Dearest  Life 

Humble  Service  to  your  Uncle  ;  your  ever  affectionate 
Mark  &  to  whom  else  you           f  Husband 

think  proper. "  j  Tho:  Jones." 

The  uncle  Mark  referred  to  was  Catesby,  the  dis- 
tinguished naturalist. 

The  second  letter,  which  is  the  most'interestinor,  is 
given  in  full  in  the  Appendix. 

Securely  wrapped  within  the  crisp  folds  of  this 
letter,  where  it  had  lain  perhaps  unseen  by  human 
eye,  for  a  century  and  half,  was  the  description  of 
arms  before  mentioned,  and  which  is  given  in  fac 
simile  in  the  front  of  this  book. 

It  will  be  noticed  that  the  style  of  living  portrayed 
in  these  letters  refers  to  a  period  long  anterior  to  the 

20  Introductory  Letter. 

date  of  the  letters.  It  was  not  a  style  that  had  as  yet 
been  assumed  by  Thomas  Jones.  It  was  the  style  In 
which  Capt.  Roger  had  lived,  and  which  was  about 
to  be  adopted  by  his  son  as  the  head  of  a  new  house- 
hold, and  in  another  generation.  Thomas  was  an  old 
bachelor  when  he  married,  just  three  years  prior  to 
the  date  of  these  letters,  and  he  had  given  so  little 
attention  to  family  affairs  that  he  had  forgotten  what 
livery  appertained  to  his  father's  house.  But  he  had 
the  crests  and  brasses  of  his  father  on  which  were 
empaled,  as  appears,  the  arms  of  Walker,  and  these 
must  be  remarshaled  to  suit  the  succession  of  the 
son.  Hence  he  directs  his  wife  to  inquire  at  the 
Heralds'  office  for  this  purpose.  Moreover,  it  is  a 
picture  of  the  father's  life  in  England,  about  to  be 
transferred  to,  and  revived  by  the  son  in,  the  colony 
of  Virginia.  The  first  appearance  of  the  son  in 
Virginia  was  in  1 702  ;  we  know  that  Capt.  Roger 
had  returned  to,  and  was  living  in,  London  in  1692  ; 

hence,  if  in  1728  it  was  "near  thirty  years"  since  he 
had  seen  his  father's  livery,  it  must  have  been  in 
England  that  he  saw  it. 

Whatever  prestige  our  family  may  have  enjoyed 
in  the  old  world,  I  think  they  have  not  lost  in  the 
new.  Ranking  well  among  the  gentry  there,  they 
have  not  proven  themselves  unworthy  of  their  gentle 
breeding  here.  I  hope  I  may  be  pardoned  for  quot- 
ing briefly  in  this  connection  from  a  letter  written  by 
a  venerable  and  honored  representative  of  one  of  the 
proudest  and  most  noted  of  Virginia's  ancient  fam- 

Introductory  Letter.  21 

ilies.  Writing  of  our  family  in  connection  with  my 
grandfather's  leaving  Virginia,  he  says :  "  I  know 
that  no  family  in  Virginia  stood  higher  for  honor, 
chivalry,  and  talents  of  the  highest  order — in  fact 
for  all  that  constitutes  the  gentleman,  than  this  Jones 

Among  the  more  distinguished  representatives  of 
the  family  may  be  mentioned  Dr.  Walter  Jones,  a 
distinguished  physician,  and  member  of  Congress 
for  three  or  more  terms  from  the  famous  Westmore- 
land district ;  Gen.  Walter  Jones  of  Washington, 
D.  C,  son  of  the  foregoing,  one  of  the  greatest  law- 
yers that  this  or  any  country  has  produced  ;  Skelton 
Jones  of  Richmond,  Va.,  and  Cols.  Catesby  and 
William  Jones  of  Gloucester  Co.,  Va.,  prominent 
lawyers  in  their  day;  Meriwether  Jones,  distin- 
guished as  a  political  writer  many  years  ago ;  Maj. 
Gen.  Roger  Jones,  U.  S.  Army;  Commodore 
Thomas  ap  Catesby  Jones,  U.  S.  Navy  ;  Catesby  ap 
Roger  Jones,  son  of  Gen.  Roger  Jones,  ex-officer  in 
the  U.  S.  Navy,  commander  in  the  late  Confederate 
States  Navy,  and  officer  in  command  of  the  Merri- 
mac  in  her  memorable  second  day's  engagement  with 
the  Monitor,  in  Hampton  Roads,  March  9th,  1862  ; 
also,  the  latter's  brother,  Brig.-Gen.  Roger  Jones, 
late  of  the  U.  S.  Army  ;  and  others  less  distinguished, 
it  is  true,  but  not  less  faithful  to  duty  in  all  the  more 
private  walks  of  life. 

And  now,  my  dear  cousin,  in  concluding  this  rather 
long  letter,  let  me  enjoin  upon  those  of  my  kindred 

22  Introductory  Letter. 

who  may  read  these  notes,  that  honorable  ancestry  im- 
poses with  it  a  double  obligation  for  honorable 
action  ;  that  superiority  of  birth  cannot  in  any  de- 
gree supply  the  place  of  personal  merit ;  and  that, 
while  we  may  feel  a  just  pride  in  knowing  of  our 
gentle  origin,  he  is  but  a  contemptible  snob  —  a 
coarse  unfeeling  fellow,  who  will  indulge  in  any  sort 
of  parade  of  such  things  in  the  presence  of  those  who 
may  be  less  fortunate  than  himself  in  this  regard, 
but  who  in  all  probability  are  infinitely  his  superiors 
in  every  respect,  except  in  the  mere  accident  of  birth, 
to  the  honor  of  which  he  has  perhaps  contributed 
little  or  nothing. 

Nor  can  I  consent  to  close  this  letter  until  I  have 
invoked  the  Divine  blessing  upon  us  and  our  posterity, 
that  we  may,  by  a  noble  Christian  rectitude  of  walk 
and  conversation,  preserve  the  family  escutcheon  as 
unsullied  as  when  it  was  committed  to  us  by  our 
sires.  It  is  happily  not  necessary  that  we  should 
distinguish  ourselves  in  order  to  fulfill  the  Divine 
purpose  of  our  existence.  He  is  greatest  who  lives 
most  in  harmony  with  the  will  of  his  Creator.  There 
is  indeed  a  royal  knighthood  before  whose  lists  the 
roll  of  Battle  Abbey  pales  into  lusterless  obscurity  ; 
a  Prince  whose  shoes  the  proudest  knight  of  King 
Arthur's  mystic  circle  was  not  worthy  to  unlatch  ; 
upon  whose  imperial  standard  are  emblazoned  the 
issues  of  eternal  life  and  eternal  death.  May  you, 
my  dear  cousin,  have  the  grace,  and  the  courage,  and 
the  wisdom,  to  take  upon  your  young  manhood  the 

Introductory  Letter.  23 

vows  of  this  royal  order  ;  and  when  the  great  tour- 
nament of  life  is  over,  and  the  seraphic  herald  pro- 
claims the  victor's  lists,  may  you  be  there,  to  receive 
at  the  hands  of  your  Prince  the  meed  of  everlasting 

Truly  your  kinsman, 

L.  H.  JONES. 
Winchester,  Ky.,  December  23^,  1889. 


Issue  of Jones  and  (i) (Hoskins')  Jones  : 

(2)  Capt.  Roger''  Jones. 

The  first  progenitor  of  our  family  in  America  was 
Capt.  Roger  Jones,  who  was  born,  we  suppose,  about 
1625-35.  His  first  wife  was  Dorothy  Walker,  a 
daughter  of  John  Walker,  Esq.,  of  Mansfield,  county 
of  Nottingham,  England.  He  married  a  second  wife, 
as  appears  in  his  will,  but  it  is  improbable  that  they 
had  issue. 

Tradition  has  it,  that  his  family  were  Cavaliers, 
and  that  he  had  borne  a  captain's  commission  in  the 
armies  of  King  Charles  II.  He  came  to  the  colony 
of  Virginia  in  company  with  Lord  Culpeper,  when  his 
lordship  came  over  in  1680  to  take  charge  of  that 
colony  as  its  governor.  It  is  evident  that  relations 
of  friendship  existed  between  the  families  of  Lord 
Culpeper  and  Capt.  Jones.  In  the  latter's  will  we 
find  this  statement :  "  I  declare  that  a  silver  tankard 
in  the  possession  of  my  said  son  Frederick  is  not  mine 
but  belongs  to  my  said  son  Thomas  and  was  bought 
with  monies  given  him  by  my  Lady  Culpeper." 

This  Thomas  Jones  was  in  London  in  1706,  when 

26  Jones  Genealogy. 

he  received  an  invitation  from  Lady  Culpeperto  visit 
Herat  Leeds  Castle,  the  home  of  the  Culpepers.  It 
is  superscribed, 

"  For  Mr.  Thomas  Jones 
at  the  Virginia  coffee  house 

at  London  ; "  and  is 

in  part  as  follows  : 

"  Leeds  Castle  December  the  19th,  1706. 

I  received  yrs  of  the  14  instant,  and  I  am  glad  of 
your  safe  arrival  in  england.  I  hope  that  you  are  come 
upon  a  good  account  that  will  turn  to  your  good  add- 
vantage.  I  shall  be  very  glad  to  see  you  here  if  its 
no  preduidice  to  your  business  and  you  shall  be  very 
wellcome  whenever  you  please  to  come  here."  *  *  * 

"  My  daughter  and  her  seven  children  are  all  very 

this  is  all  from  ; 

Yr.  affectionate  friend  &  servant 
Mar  Culpeper." 

Thomas  Jones  was  then  a  young  man  and  Lady 
Margaret  Culpeper  was  a  very  old  lady.  She  was 
daughter  and  co-heir  of  Seigneur  Jean  de  Hesse,  of 
the  noble  House  of  Hesse  in  Germany,  whose  only 
child,  Catharine,  married  Thomas,  Lord  Fairfax,  and 
conveyed  to  him  Leeds  Castle,  in  Kent. 

In  his  will  Capt.  Roger  Jones  bequeaths  to  his  son 
Frederick,  among  other  things,  his  own  picture  and 
the  "  picture  of  Lord  Fairfax." 

Captain  Roger  Jones.  2  7 

This  Thomas,  2nd  Lord  Culpeper,  Baron  of 
Thornsway,  was  a  most  zealous  and  powerful  partisan 
of  Charles  the  Second  ;  which  circumstance  may  be 
reofarded  as  lendino-  countenance  to  the  tradition  that 
Capt,  Roger's  family  had  been  identified  with  similar 

There  is  in  the  "  Calendar  of  State  Papers,"  pub- 
lished by  Dr.  Wm.  P.  Palmer,  a  very  bitter  petition 
which  was  presented  to  the  mother  Government  by 
the  colonists  in  1692  against  one  "  Capt.  Roger 
Jones,"  who  I  have  little  or  no  doubt  was  this  same 
ancestor  of  ours.  In  this  petition  he  is  referred  to  as 
a  soldier  who  came  to  that  colony  with  Lord  Cul- 
peper, and  he  is  charged  with  having  "  declared  his 
disaffection  to  yr  Majys  before  leaving  this  country 
by  refusing  to  serve  in  any  office  or  take  the  usuall 

As  their  majesties  were  William  and  Mary,  his 
refusal  to  take  the  usual  oaths,  the  effect  of  which,  as 
I  suppose,  was  to  renounce  the  House  of  Stuart 
and  swear  allegiance  to  the  House  of  Orange,  is  but 
other  evidence  of  his  attachment  to  the  former  House. 

The  alleged  cause  for  the  presentation  of  this  pe- 
tition is,  that  several  persons  residing  in  the  city  of 
London,  among  the  number  this  Capt.  Jones,  had 
circulated  opinions  to  the  effect  that  the  acts  of  the 
colonial  Assemblies  were  of  no  validity  beyond  a  year 
from  their  date,  unless  the  king's  assent  to  the  same 
had  been  previously  obtained;  and  this  Capt.  Jones 
is  referred  to  as   the  busiest  and   most  dangerous  of 

28  Jones  Genealo^^y. 

all  those  complained  of.  It  charges  that  he  was  di- 
rected by  Lord  Culpeper  to  take  a  sloop  of  war  and 
cruise  in  the  Chesapeake  Bay,  to  suppress  piracy  and 
all  unlawful  trading,  and  that  in  violation  of  his  or- 
ders he  connived  at  and  sheltered  the  pirates,  and  in 
this  manner  acquired  the  foundation  of  a  great  estate 
"which  he  eives  out  he  is  master  of."  Whether 
these  charges  were  true  or  false  can  never,  of  course, 
be  certainly  known.  They  were  evidently  not  ac- 
credited by  Lord  Culpeper,  else  we  should  hardly 
account  for  the  friendly  esteem  in  which  his  son  was 
held  by  his  lordship's  widow.  We  know,  from  many 
instances,  that  the  colonists  were  not  always  just  in 
their  treatment  of  those  who  happened  to  incur  their 
displeasure.  It  appears  they  had  thought  well 
enough  of  Capt.  Jones  to  offer  him  offices  which  he 
in  turn  had  thouofht  little  enouofh  of  to  decline. 
The  paper  itself  is  inconsistent  as  it  is  incontinent, 
for  in  one  place  it  attempts  to  make  him  out  an  in- 
significant sort  of  fellow,  and  in  another  admits  him 
to  be  the  most  dangerous  of  all  the  class  complained 
of.  If  he  was  more  dangerous  it  could  only  be  be- 
cause he  was  more  influential,  since  his  opinions 
could  be  hurtful  only  in  proportion  to  the  degree  of 
weight  and  credit  they  carried  with  them.  It  con- 
founds all  distinctions  of  guilt,  and  holds  him 
equally  criminal  for  expressing  an  opinion  as  to  the 
legal  effect  of  their  public  acts,  for  sheltering  pirates 
in  violation  of  his  official  duty,  and  for  stirring  up 
seditions    among    their    majesties'    subjects.      The 

Captain  Roger  Jones.  29 

whole  paper  is  more  an  ebullition  of  spleen  than  a 
formal  preferment  of  charges,  and  was  doubtless  as 
devoid  of  truth  as  it  was  malicious  and  spiteful. 

His  residence  in  the  colony  was  temporary,  and 
appears  to  have  been  so  regarded  by  him  from  the 
first;  for  he  did  not  attempt  to  identify  himself  with  its 
interests,  as  he  might  have  done  to  some  extent,  at 
least,  by  accepting  the  offices  tendered  him. 

He  is  reputed  to  have  owned  considerable  prop- 
erty, and  to  have  lived  in  handsome  style  in  the  old 
country  ;  and,  indeed,  it  is  not  improbable  that  ex- 
travagant living  there  drove  him  to  seek  reparation 
of  fortune  in  a  new  field,  in  which  it  is  said  he  was 
happily  successful.  Certain  it  is,  he  maintained  the 
port  and  dignity  of  a  gentleman.  On  his  harness  and 
on  his  coach  he  displayed  his  crest  and  coat-of-arms, 
and  dressed  his  servants  in  the  livery  appertaining 
thereto,  as  was  the  custom  with  the  gentry  of  that 

He  was  sole  surviving  descendant  from  his  mother, 
who  was  a  Hoskins  and  sole  heiress  of  her  family, 
whose  arms  he  therefore  quartered  with  his  own. 

Both  his  mother's  family  and  his  wife's  were  ancient 
families  of  high  respectability  ;  and  the  obvious  fact 
need  not  be  mentioned,  that  he  and  they  ranked  well 
up  in  that  class  known  as  the  gentry  in  England. 

His  mother's  arms,  as  described  in  the  letter  and 
inclosed  slip  of  paper,  are  the  same  as  those  of  Hos- 
kins of  "  Barrow  Green,"  near  Oxted,  county  Surry, 
and   of  Higham   Castle,  county   Cumberland,   Eng- 

30  Jones  Genealogy. 

land,  which  are  but  branches  of  the  same  family.  I 
have  corresponded  with  this  family  in  England,  and 
have  seen  letters  from  others  on  the  subject,  and 
they  all  agree  that  our  ancestress  must  have  belonged 
to  the  "  Barrow  Green  "  family,  because,  they  allege, 
she  had  the  engrailed  chevron,  all  others  of  the  name 
having  the  chevron  plain. 

The  Barrow  Green  family  came  originally  from 
Monmouthshire,  Wales,  and  has  been  a  rather  distin- 
guished family.  Geo.  Hoskins,  author  of  a  stand- 
ard work  on  Spain,  w^as  of  this  family.  Catharine, 
only  daughter  of  Sir  John  Hoskins  of  this  family, 
married,  in  1710,  the  third  duke  of  Devonshire. 
There  was  a  baronet  also.  Sir  William  Hoskins,  of 
Youghal,  Ireland,  who  escaped  the  Irish  massacre  in 
1614.  From  him,  as  I  am  informed,  descended  the 
late  Thomas  Hoskins  of  Higham  Castle,  whose 
daughter,  writing  to  me  on  this  subject  lately,  said  : 
"  That  your  ancestress  was  of  the  same  family  is 
shown  by  the  arms  quartered,  which  are  correct  with 
ours  and  the  Hoskins  of  Barrow  Green.  There  are 
many  monuments  of  the  Hoskins  family  in  the 
Church  at  Oxted."  *  *  * 

In  the  will  of  Capt.  Roger  Jones  we  find  this  item  : 

"  I  give  to  my  tenn  friends  hereinafter  named  the 
sume  of  twenty  shillings  apiece  to  buy  each  of  them 
a  ring,  that  is  to  say.  Sir  Richard  Haddock,  Coll. 
Philip  Ludwell,  Arthur  Bailey,  Esq.,  Richard  Perry," 
etc.,  etc. 

We  find  also  this   item  :  "  I  give  and  bequeathe 



Captain  Roger  Jones.  3 1 

unto  my  son  Thomas  Jones  one  Shilling  &  noe  more 
in  full  bar  and  satisfaction  of  all  his  right,"  etc.,  etc., 
"  to  my  estate."  However,  as  Thomas  was  a  younger 
son,  and  as  it  appears  that  he  had  a  considerable  for- 
tune when  he  landed  in  Virginia,  it  is  evident  that 
he  had  been  otherwise  provided  for — most  likely  by 
his  mother's  family. 

He  died  at  his  house  in  Stepney,  then  a  suburb  of 
London,  in  1701,  and  was  buried  at  Mansfield  as 
directed  in  his  will,  as  the  following  certificate  from 
the  Vicar  of  Mansfield,  obtained  by  me  in  1888,  will 
testify  : 

"  Parish  Church  of  Mansfield,   Nottinghamshire 

Burials,  1701 

Jan  :  6.     Capt :  Roger  Jones." 
This   entry  is   certified  to  in  due  form  by  Alfred 
Pavey,  Vicar  of  Mansfield,  on  May  the  8th,  1888. 

His  will,  a  copy  of  which  appears  in  the  Appendix, 
is  dated  August  17th,  1701,  which,  according  to  the 
old  style  of  reckoning  time  from  March  25th  as  the 
beginning  of  the  year,  would  come,  as  it  should,  be- 
fore Jan.  6,  the  date  of  his  burial.  In  it  he  directs 
that  he  is  "  to  be  buried  at  Mansfield  in  the  county 
of  Nottingham,  in  the  grave  with  my  late  wife  Doro- 
thy daughter  of  John  Walker  of  Mansfield  aforesaid 

His  wife  was  of  an  ancient  familv  of  Walker  seated 
at  Mansfield,  in  the  county  of  Nottingham,  England, 
whose  pedigree  and  arms  are  set  out  in  the  Visitation 

32  Jones  Genealogy. 

of  Nottinghamshire,  made  in  i6i4(Coll.  Arms,  M.  S. 
C  9,  fo.  150)  ;  the  latter  in  the  exact  language  of  the 
description  contained  in  the  letter  of  1728,  viz.  :  "  Ar. 
3  annulets,  between  nine  cinquefoils  Sa."  Crest,  A 
buck  trippant  vert,  attired  Or. 

I  also  have  extracts  from  the  parish  registers  of 
Mansfield,  which  show  that  Dorothy,  daughter  of  Mr. 
John  Walker,  was  baptized  there  Sept.  12th,  1642; 
and  that  Frederick,  son  of  the  same,  was  baptized 
April  1 2th,  1646.  This  is  doubtless  the  Frederick 
for  whom  Capt.  Roger  Jones  named  his  elder  son. 

The  pedigree  of  this  family  as  recorded  in  the  Vis- 
itation of  Notts  is  given  below  in  plain  letters,  while 
the  parts  in  italics  have  been  added  from  the  parish 
registers  of  Mansfield  and  other  sources  by  Dr.  Geo. 
W.  Marshall,  Rouge-Croix,  of  the  Heralds'  College, 

(i)  Gregory'  Walker  of  Mansfield  in  Com.  Nott, 
buried  at  Mansfield  ic^July,  161 7,  married  Agnes,  da. 
of  Richardson. 

Issue: — I.  (2)  George^  of  Mansfield  in  Com. 
Nott.  Living  1614,  married  Eliza,  da.  of  John 
Digby  of  Mansfield  Woodhouse,  and  sister  of  Sir 
John  Digby.  II.  (3)  Gregory'^,  bapt.  at  Mansfield,  10 
April,  1 616.  III.  (4)  Anne",  bapt.  at  Mansfield, 
Feby.  8,  1615.  IV.  (5)  Margery"^,  married  Simon 
Sterne,  whose  son  was  (6)  Archbishop  Sterne  of  York. 
K  (7)  Alice^,  who  was  the  wife  of  Thomas  Stringer 
of  Norton.  VI.  (8)  William^,  posthumous  son,  bapt. 
16  Aug.,  161 7. 

<^   €5    ^  ^ 

Arms  of  Dorothy  Walker  of  Mansfield,  Notts,  wife   of  (2)   Capt.   Roger 

Jones.     Argent,  three  annulets  in  an  orle  of  nine  cinquefoils  sable. 

Crest:  A  buck  trippant  vert,  attired  or. 

Captai7t  Roger  Jones.  33 

Issue  of  (2)  George^  and  Elizabeth  (Digby) 
Walker  : 

I.  (9)  John^,  Sonne  &  heire  i  yeare  old  1614,  buried 

at  Mansfield,  April  19,  1659,  married  Sicsanna , 

she  was  buried  at  Mansfield,  March  19,  1670. 
//.  (10)  Gertj'ude^,  married  Flower,  son  (11)  George^ 
Flower.  III.  (12)  Elizabeth^,  married  Dakyne,  son 
(13)  Arthzir*  Dakyne.  IV.  (14)  Hannah^,  married 
Perkins,  son  (15)  Thomas*  Perkins. 

Issue  of  (9)  John^,  and  Susanna  ( )  Wal- 

I.  (16)  Lticius*,  bap. /any.  29,  1645.  //.  (17)  Fred- 
erick'^, bap.  April  12,  1646.  ///.  (18)  Gregory''.,  bo7'n 
17  April,  1656.  IV.  (19)  Dorothy'',  bap.  12  Sept., 
1642,  married  Capt.  Roger  Jones.  V.  (20)  Leah, 
born  17  Nov.,  1657. 

The  will  of  Elizabeth  Digby,  who  married  George 
Walker,  is  registered  at  York  (Vol.  53,  p.  370),  in 
which  she  gives  to  her  "beloved  brother  Sir  John 
Digby  one  twenty-two  shilling  piece  of  gold,  and 
same  to  the  lady  his  wife  my  sister  to  buy  them 
rings."     She    first    married    Thomas    Trigott,    Esq., 

then   George  Walker,  and   then  Boynton,  and 

she  is  described  in  her  will,  which  is  dated  14th  Feby., 
1666,  as  Elizabeth  Boynton  of  Hucknall  Torquet, 
widow.  Mention  is  also  made  of  several  Walker 
children  and  grandchildren. 

John  Walker  is  mentioned  in  the  will  of  John 
Mason  as  surrendering  closes  at  Mansfield  in  1656. 

Administration  of  his  effects  was  granted  to   Su- 

34  Jones  Genealogy. 

sanna,  his  relict,  in   the   Manor  Court  of  Mansfield, 
17th  May,  1659. 

Issue   of   (2)    Capt.    Rogers   and    (19)    Dorothy* 

(Walker)  Jones. 


(3)  Frederick^  Jones,  married,  prior  to  July  20th, 

1708,   Jane ;    was    then    living  in   James    City 

county,  Va,;  afterward  removed  to  North   Carolina, 
where  he  died  in  Chowan  precinct,  1722. 

There  is  among  our  papers  a  letter  from  him  to 
his  brother  Thomas  in  Virginia,  dated  Jan.  13th, 
I  721,  which  is  written  in  a  refined  and  scholarly  man- 
ner, but  the  letters  are  formed  after  the  old  style, 
truly,  which  renders  it  very  difficult  to  decipher.  I 
have  also  an  examined  copy  of  his  will,  which  was 
made  July  7th,  1722  (see  in  the  Appendix),  and  as  it 
is  dated  April  9th,  1722,  he  of  course  died  between 
these  dates.  From  his  will  it  appears  that  he  left 
a  large  estate,  especially  in  lands,  which  were  lo- 
cated in  what  was  then  known  as  Albemarle  county, 
North  Carolina,  in  Chowan,  Hyde,  .Craven,  and  Beau- 
fort precinct.  He  also  appears  to  have  held  import- 
ant official  trusts  in  that  colony. 

(4)  Thomas^  Jones,  our  ancestor,  titled  colonel; 
married,  on  February  14th,  1725,  (3)  Elizabeth  Pratt, 
widow  of  William    Pratt,  a   merchant  of  Gloucester 


(3)  Frederick  Jones  of  North  Carolina  to  his  brother  (-1)  Thos.  Jones  of  Virginia. 

Captain  Roger  [ones.  35 

i 310894 

county,  Va.,  and  eldest  daughter  of  Dr.  (Secretary) 
William  Cocke  and  his  wife  Elizabeth  Catesby.  Col. 
Jones  died  in  Hanover  county,  Va.,  in  1758,  some- 
time prior  to  September  7th,  on  which  day  his  will 
was  probated,  as  appears  from  an  official  copy  in  my 
possession.  His  wife  died  in  Northumberland  county, 
March  nth,  1762.  From  him  are  descended  all  of 
our  known  Jones  family,  except  only  the  children 
and  grandchildren  of  his  brother  (3)  Frederick, 
whose  names  are  given  in  this  sketch,  and  whose 
residence,  so  far  as  known,  has  been  confined  to  the 
State  of  North  Carolina. 

The  first  intimation  we  have  of  the  whereabouts 
of  this  gentleman  is  in  the  survey  of  1702;  soon  af- 
terward, in  1 706,  we  find  him  at  the  Virginia  Coffee 
House,  the  then  favorite  stopping  place  for  Vir- 
ginians in  London,  where  he  received  from  Lady 
Culpeper  the  note  referred  to  in  my  introductory 
letter.  Later  in  life  he  was  uniformly  addressed  as 
colonel,  which  is  said  to  have  been  used  in  Virginia, 
in  early  times,  as  a  title  of  honorable  distinction.  He 
took  up  and  patented  large  bodies  of  land  in  Vir- 
ginia, between  the  periods  of  1702  and  1731.  There 
were  granted  to  him,  by  patent  in  1713,  two  thou- 
sand acres  in  King  William  county;  also  seven  hun- 
dred and  sixty-five  acres  in  the  same  county;  an 
order  was  made  by  the  Council  May  2d,  1716,  allow- 
ing him  to  take  up  and  patent  twenty-five  thousand 
acres  in  Nansemond  county;  May  2d,  1719,  an  order 
forfive  thousand  acres  in  Henrico  county;  June  15th, 

36  Jones  Genealogy. 

1726,  a  grant  to  him  of  six  thousand  acres  in  Han- 
over county;  March  6th,  1731,  an  order  for  four 
thousand  acres  in  Prince  George  county.  Much  of 
this  land  he  no  doubt  sold  again,  and  the  remainder 
he  divided  into  plantations,  which  he  cultivated  with 
his  slaves,  principally  in  tobacco.  The  slaves  were 
worked  by  overseers,  who  were  employed  for  the 
purpose,  and  the  tobacco  was  annually  shipped  to 
the  cities  of  Liverpool,  London,  Glasgow,  Bristol  and 
other  places. 

He  was  again  in  London  December  6th,  171 2,  when 
he  entered  into  an  agreement,  which  I  have  before 
me,  with  one  Robert  Gary,  merchant,  of  London,  by 
the  terms  of  which  a  cargo  of  merchandise  valued  at 
£\,\(y/\.  sterling  was  consigned  to  him  at  Williams- 
burg. He  appears  to  have  been  of  a  social  and  con- 
vivial temperament,  and  to  have  maintained  quite 
friendly  relations  with  the  colonial  governors,  at 
whose  mansions  he  was  a  frequent  visitor.  He  evi- 
dently died  well  advanced  in  years,  for  one  of  his 
nieces,  of  North  Carolina,  in  writing  to  him  some 
time  before  his  death,  takes  occasion  to  congratulate 
him  on  his  green  old  age  and  excellent  health. 

There  are  a  number  of  courtship  letters  in  my  pos- 
session which  were  written  by  him  to  the  lady  he 
afterwards  married,  full  of  tenderness,  indeed,  but 
evidently  written  by  an  old  bachelor.  He  settled  on 
his  wife  by  marriage  articles  eighty  slaves  and  their 
increase,  besides  a  quantity  of  valuable  land,  and 
several  houses  and  lots  in  Williamsburof. 

a  C^/r-tx.iyi^yiJ^^ 


Captain  Roger  Jones.  2)7 

Both  he  and  his  wife  were  principal  people  in  the 
colony,  and  both  had  an  extensive  and  highly  credit- 
able acquaintance  in  England,  where  they  frequently 

He  appears  to  have  had  extensive  dealings  with  a 
certain  Sir  John  Randolph  of  London,  perhaps  lat- 
terly of  Virginia,  to  whom  he  had  made  large  ship- 
ments of  tobacco,  extending  through  a  period  of 
many  years,  until  Sir  John's  decease. 

He  also,  about  the  same  period,  had  some  business 
transactions  and  complications  with  one  Capt.  Edward 
Randolph,  who  about  that  time  made  an  assignment 
for  the  benefit  of  creditors.  The  death  of  the  one 
and  the  assignment  of  the  other  appears  to  have 
greatly  complicated  matters,  and  necessitated  a  good 
deal  of  correspondence  between  Col.  Jones  and  Cols. 
William  and  Richard  Randolph  as  executors  of  Sir 
John.  In  one  of  these  letters,  dated  Hanover,  Oct. 
4th,  1755,  he  writes,  "  I  wrote  to  Coll.  Richard  Ran- 
dolph concerning  my  affairs  in  his  hands  as  executr. 
of  Sr.  John  Randolph."     *     *     * 

In  another,  of  date  April  6th,  1 741,  he  writes,  "  I  now 
trouble  you  with  the  case  betwixt  the  assignees  of 
Mr.  Edward  Randolph  and  me."  I  have  also  a  letter 
to  him  from  Sir  John  Randolph,  dated  Oct.  nth,  1 729. 

It  was  this  Col.  Jones  who  wrote  the  two  letters  of 
1728,  and  the  description  of  arms  heretofore  alluded  to. 

He  was  evidently  much  in  love  with  his  wife,  who, 
although  a  widow,  was  not  twenty-four  years  of  age 
when  he  married  her. 

;^S  Jones  Genealogy. 

Issue  of  (3)  pREDEracK^  and  Jane  ( )  Jones. 


(5)  William^  Harding  Jones,  married  and  died  in 
North  Carolina,  Saturday  before  July  4th,  1732.  I 
think  he  was  educated  in  New  England,  where  he 
also  probably  married. 


(6)  Frederick'^  Jones,  married  Mary ,  and  died 

sometime  prior  to  July  30th,  1743,  leaving  a  widow, 
who  at  the  date  mentioned  was  the  wife  of  a  Mr.  Wm. 
Wilson.  She  was  Fred's  executrix.  This  gentleman, 
in  a  letter  to  his  Uncle  Thos.  Jones  of  Virginia,  signs 
himself  "cousin"  instead  of  "nephew,"  which  is  an 
instance  of  the  use  in  olden  times  of  the  word 
"  cousin  "  to  express  any  relationship  less  close  than 
parent,  grandparent,  child,  grandchild,  brother,  or 

It  appears  in  a  letter  from  him  to  his  uncle  (4) 
Thomas  of  Virginia,  dated  Aug.  3d,  1728,  that  the 
latter's  wife  and  Fred  had  both  then  been  in  England 
for  some  time. 


(7)  Thomas*  Jones,  married  and  had  issue,  at  least 
one  son,  who  was  born  about  1 756.  Thomas  was 
living  June  8th,  1762,  I  think  near  Cape  Fear,  North 
Carolina;  and  in  Oct.,  1743,  he  was  living  in  New 
Hanover  county,  North  Carolina. 

Frederick  Jones.  39 


(8)  Jane'*  Jones,  married  Samuel  Swann  of  Cape 
Fear,  North  Carolina,  a  practicing  lawyer  and  promi- 
nent man  in  the  colony.  He  was  a  member  of  the 
Assembly  that  met  at  Edenton,  in  which  capacity  we 
find  him  figuring  July  30th,  1743. 

Their  issue  were  :  (9)  Jane^  Swann,  who  was  born 
Oct.  15th,  1 740,  and  married  on  Jany.  loth,  1758,  her 
cousin  (16)  Frederick  Jones  of  Virginia  ;  and  (10) 
Samuel  Swann,  who  was  educated  in  England, 
whither  he  was  early  sent  for  that  purpose. 

I  have  written  a  gfreat  number  of  letters  to  North 
Carolina  in  the  hope  of  discovering  some  representa- 
tive of  this  branch  of  our  family,  but  without  avail, 
except  as  to  some  of  the  descendants  of  '.9)  Jane 
Swann  and  (16)  Fred  Jones,  of  whom  we  shall  speak 
further  on. 

There  are  several  very  good  impressions  of  the 
Swann  arms  on  the  seals  of  old  letters  written  by  this 
lady  to  her  uncle  and  father-in-law  (4)  Col.  Thos. 
Jones  of  Virginia,  on  one  of  which  is  an  impression 
of  the  Jones  arms  quartered  with  Swann,  as  alluded 
to  in  my  introductory  letter.  The  Swann  arms  are, 
Field  azure,  a  chevron  Or  between  three  swans 
Argent.  Crest,  A  demi  lion  rampant.  There  are 
on  the  chevron  certain  small  figures  which  are  too 
indistinct  for  me  to  make  out. 

(11)  Rebecca*  Jones,  living  Oct.  9th,  1743. 

40  Jones  Genealogy. 


(12)  Martha^  Jones,  the  sixth  child  of  (3)  Freder- 
ick Jones,  married  Jo.  C  Howes,  and  they  were  living 
July  5th,  1743,  in  New  Hanover  county,  North  Caro- 

Issue  of  (4)  Col.  Thos.^  and  Elizabeth^  (Pratt 

NEE  Cocke)  Jones. 


(13)  Thomas^  Jones,  ancestor  of  the  Kentucky 
branch,  and  of  the  military  and  naval  family  of 
Washington,  D.  C,  born  Dec.  25th,  1726;  titled  col- 
onel ;  married  (13)  Sally  Skelton,  daughter  of  James 
Skelton  and  his  wife  Jane,  who  was  a  daughter  of 
Francis  Meriwether  and  his  wife  Mary  Bathurst. 

He  was  clerk  of  Northumberland  county  court, 
which  was  then  an  hereditary  office,  until  1 781,  when 
he  removed  to  his  seat,  "  Spring  Garden,"  near  New 
Castle,  in  Hanover  county,  where  he  died   1785-6. 

He  is  represented  in  contemporary  letters  as  living 
in  great  style  at  Spring  Garden,  which  is  described 
as  being  a  beautiful  and  most  delightful  country  resi- 
dence. His  widow  and  a  part  of  the  family  continued 
to  reside  there  for  a  long  time  after  his  death,  and 
from  their  residence  there,  and  from  the  beauty  and 
elegance  of  this  homestead,  they  began  to  be  dis- 
tinguished by  the  rest  of  the  family  as  "the  Spring 
Garden  Joneses." 

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Col.  Jones  owned  several  large  plantations,  which 
he  kept  constantly  in  cultivation.  He  was  evidently 
a  gentleman  of  fine  culture  and  intelligence,  and  was 
a  liberal  patron  of  the  fine  arts.  In  one  of  his  letters 
to  his  brother  Walter,  then  attending  medical  lectures 
at  Edinburgh,  he  desires  Walter  to  select  for  him  a 
number  of  paintings  by  noted  artists,  and  gives  him 
a  list  of  those  he  already  had,  in  order,  as  he  says, 
not  to  get  two  of  a  kind. 

He  owned  a  large  and  valuable  estate,  for  he  had 
nine  children  to  provide  for,  yet  in  a  letter  to  Coun- 
cilor Carter  in  regard  to  the  marriage  of  his  son 
Thomas  and  Col.  Carter's  daughter,  he  proposes  to 
make  a  deed  to  his  son  for  the  plantation  on  which 
Col.  Jones  was  then  living,  containing  about  seven 
hundred  acres  of  land,  to  leave  the  furniture  in  the 
house  except  a  few  pieces,  all  the  stock  on  the  place, 
and  eleven  or  twelve  working  slaves;  which,  he  says, 
is  all  he  "  can  do  at  present,  having  lost  a  good  many 
valuable  slaves  that  went  to  the  enemy."  In  a  sim- 
ilar letter  to  Mr.  John  Turberville,  to  whose  daughter 
his  son  Catesby  was  making  his  addresses,  he  pro- 
poses to  give  Catesby  his  clerkship,  which,  he  says,  is 
worth,  one  year  with  another,  four  hundred  pounds, 
and  to  make  him  equal  with  his  other  children  at  his 
death.  Copies  of  both  of  these  letters  may  be  seen 
in  the  Appendix. 

(14)  Dorothea*  Jones,  born  Feb.  2d,  1727;  married 

42  Jones  Genealogy . 

first,  Geo.  Donald,  merchant,  of  Glasgow,  Scotland  ; 
second,  Mr.  Arbuthnot,  and  died  about  1 780,  leaving 
no  issue  by  either  marriage.  Her  first  husband  was 
a  wealthy  merchant  of  Glasgow,  but  he  subsequently 
resided  awhile  in  Henrico  county,  Va.,  where  he  died 
in  1776.  He  devised  his  estate  to  his  widow,  except 
a  legacy  left  to  each  of  his  two  sisters,  Isabella  and 
Margaret,  of  Scotland.  This  family  of  Donalds  were 
cultivated  people  of  high  social  standing,  not  only  in 
Virginia,  but  also  in  Scotland,  where  they  owned 
country  seats  and  did  a  large  mercantile  business. 
There  are  several  letters  in  my  possession  which  were 
written  by  different  members  of  this  family  in  Scot- 
land to  this  lady's  mother,  Mrs.  Jones,  and  they  ex- 
press the  greatest  respect  and  friendship  for  her  and 
all  her  family.  Dorothea  devised  the  greater 
part  of  her  estate  to  her  brother  William  and  his 
daughter  Elizabeth. 


(15)  Catesby*  Jones,  born  Mar.  6th,  1730;  died 
Dec,  1747,  of  small-pox. 


(16)  Frederick*  Jones,  founder  of  the  Swann 
branch,  of  North  Carolina,  born  July  7th,  1732; 
married  Jan.  loth,  1758,  his  cousin  (9)  Jane  Swann,  of 
North  Carolina,  and  took  up  his  residence  in  that 
colony.  The  residence  of  his  father-in-law,  Samuel 
Swann,  was  called  "  The  Oaks."  I  am  informed  by 
one  of  his  descendants  of  North  Carolina,  that  Fred 
read  law  under  his  kinsman  Samuel  Swann,  and  be- 

'a^e^^:fy  ar.c-r^t:^z,.~^  /^  ^^rt^  f^^^z^^  ^/L<A^  %/^-c^ ^  f^/^^i^  ^^>i.f^-, 
^\  f'/i^^-^  f*^  .     AZaI^  /iCrJ^  ^*i~<e^ ^if^ri^ /.c^/!^  /./(^  Ci^Ay-n2^  >^>i.«^t^ 

(16)  Fred'k  Jones  of  North  Carolina  to  his  brother  (13)  Col.  Thos    Jones 

of  Virginia,  date  Jan.  23,  1770. 

Colonel  Tho7nas  Jones.  43 

came  an  active  and  successful  member  of  that  pro- 
fession. The  name  of  his  only  son  was  changed  from 
Jones  to  Swann,  by  the  persuasion  of  his  bachelor 
grand-uncle,  John  Swann,  supplemented,  no  doubt, 
by  prospects  of  an  ample  inheritance.  His  descend- 
ants, at  the  present  time,  are  known  only  by  their 
adopted  name.  He  often  visited  his  brothers  and 
relatives  in  Virginia,  where  we  find  him  as  late  as 


(17)  William'*  Jones,  ancestor  of  the  Gloucester 
county  family;  born  Oct.  25th,  1734;  married  in 
the  spring  of  1766  Lucy,  widow  of  Col.  Charles 
Carter,  of  Cleves,  Hanover  county,  Va.,  who  was  a 
sister  of  Christopher  Taliaferro.  Her  mother  was  a 
Miss  Walker,  of  Virginia. 

He  was  sent  to  sea  before  he  was  sixteen  years 
old.  He  appears  to  have  been  an  affable  gentleman 
of  good  intelligence  and  sterling  character,  and  held 
some  official  positions  in  the  colony.  About  the 
year  1 780  he  purchased  and  removed  to  a  farm  in 
Petsworth  parish,  Gloucester  county,  which  he  called 
Marlfield,  and  whither  he  soon  removed  his  family. 
The  first  fifteen  or  twenty  years  of  his  married  life 
he  spent  in  the  counties  of  Hanover  and  King 
William,  where  most  of  his  children  were  born. 
Ann  Carter,  the  only  child  of  his  wife  and  her  first 
husband,  married  John  Catlett,  an  eminent  lawyer 
of  King  William  county.  They  removed  with  their 
parents  to  Gloucester  county,  where  Mr.  Catlett  also 

44  Jones  Genealogy. 

purchased  a  farm  in  Abingdon  parish,  on  Timber- 
neck  creek.  Both  of  the  farms  remain  in  possession 
of  the  descendants  of  these  respective  first  pur- 
chasers to  the  present  time,  whose  famiHes  are  also 
now  happily  united  by  the  marriage  of  Maryus  Jones, 
of  Marlfield,  to  Mary  Armistead  Catlett,  of  Timber- 
neck.  At  Marlfield  is  the  cemetery  of  this  branch  of 
our  family,  and  it  contains  some  interesting  monu- 
ments to  the  dead.  The  family  were  Episcopalian, 
and  worshiped  at  Petsworth  church,  a  grand  old 
building  for  those  days. 

He  lived  but  a  few  years  after  his  removal  to 
Gloucester  county,  where  he  died  leaving  a  large 
family  of  boys  to  be  reared  by  a  devoted  mother. 
He  was  the  ancestor  of  all  the  Gloucester  pounty 


(i8)  Jekyll*  Jones,  born  April  25th.  1 737;  lived  only 
five  months. 


(19)  Lucy*  Jones,  born  August  25th,  1738  ;  married 
i"  1757  John  Smith,  a  gentleman  of  good  estate  and 
high  social  standing.  Their  children  were,  in  1770, 
one  son  and  six  daughters.  (20)  Elizabeth^,  one  of 
the  daughters,  whose  god-mother  was  Sarah  Barra- 
dall,  of  Williamsburg,  received  a  legacy  under  the 
will  of  her  grandmother  Jones.  There  were  marriage 
articles  between  her  and  her  husband. 


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James  Burwell,  who  married  (21)  Anne  Jones,  to  (13)  Col.  Thos.  Jones. 

Colonel  Thomas  Jones.  45 


(21)  Anne^  Jones,  born  Feby.  15th,  1739;  married, 
1757-8,  James  Burwell,  of  "  King's  Creek,"  Virginia, 
which  was  the  name  of  his  family  seat.  King's  Creek 
was  doubtless  in  James  City  county,  not  far  from 
Williamsburg,  on  York  river,  and  near  a  creek  of  the 
same  name. 

She  died,  it  is  inferred,  about  1780-3,  having  sur- 
vived her  husband  several  years,  and  leaving  the 
following  children  :  (22)  Nathaniel  ;  (23)  James^  ; 
(24)  Lucy5,  who,  it  is  said,  married  Bishop  John 
Ravenscroft;  and  perhaps  other  daughters.  Her 
husband  dying  before  entails  were  abolished,  the 
eldest  son  Nat  inherited  the  ample  estate  to  the  ex- 
clusion of  his  brothers  and  sisters.  King's  Creek 
appears  to  have  been  an  early  burial  ground  for  some 
family,  for  Mrs.  Burwell's  uncle  Catesby  Cocke,  in 
writing  to  her  mother,  1753,  in  regard  to  a  tombstone 
which  he  had  ordered  from  England  for  his  father's 
grave,  says,  "  I  have  ordered  it  to  be  landed  at  our 
nephew  Jemmy  Burwell's  plantation  at  King's  Creek, 
&  if  it  has  the  fortune  to  get  there,  it  will  fall  into 
most  suitable  Company,  for  you  know  that  has  long 
been  a  place  of  Tombs."    ■^    ^    * 

There  are  among  our  papers  a  number  of  letters 
from  Mr.  Burwell  to  his  brother-in-law.  Col.  Thos. 
Jones,  which  are  written  in  a  scholarly  style,  and  are 
full  of  affectionate  respect  for  him  and  his  family, 
being  invariably  signed  "  Your  affectionate  brother." 

This  lady's  brother,   William  Jones,  in  a  letter  to 

46  Jones  Genealogy. 

his  brother  Thomas,  dated  Sept.  9th,  1757,  writes, 
"Our  brother  Burwell  and  his  lady  and  his  sister 
went  from  hence  on  Friday  last,  and  Col.  Burwell's 
coach  met  them  at  New  Kent  Courthouse,  which 
conveyed  them  home  that  night  ;  Bettie  Burwell  is 
a  fine  plump  girl,  hath  a  good  deal  of  sense  and 
vivacity,  and  behaves  herself  extremely  well  ;  if  I 
was  Capt.  of  a  ship  (which  I  might  have  been  if  I 
had  kept  to  the  sea)  I  wou'd  lay  her  aboard.' 

"      *      -Sf     * 


(25)  Dr.  Walter*  Jones,  M.  D.,  father  of  the  emi- 
nent lawyer.  Gen.  Walter  Jones,  born  Dec.  i8th,  1745  ; 
for  many  years  a  student  of  medicine  at  Edinburgh, 
Scotland,  where  he  graduated  with  the  degree  of 
M.  D.,  June  12th,  1769  ;  was  an  eminent  physician  of 
extensive  practice  ;  was  a  member  of  Congress  in 
1806,  and  afterward,  from  the  famous  Westmoreland 

His  residence,  called  "  Hayfield,"  was  in  Lancaster 
county.  At  a  very  early  period  he  was  sent  to 
school  at  William  and  Mary  College,  in  Williams- 
burg, where  he  became  the  schoolmate  and  fast  friend 
of  many  youths  who  afterward  became  conspicuous 
in  their  country's  history.  Thos.  Jefferson  was  there, 
and  Bathurst  Skelton,  rivals  even  then  for  the  hand 
of  little  Miss  Wayles  ;  and  the  friendship  there  be- 
gun or  cemented  between  him  and  Bathurst  and 
Jefferson  continued  during  their  lives.  In  a  letter 
written  by  him  at  this  time  to  his  brother  ( 1 3)  Thomas, 

Colonel  Thomas  Jones.  47 

whose  wife  was  a  sister  of  Bathurst  Skelton,  he  men- 
tions Bathurst,  who  was  his  room-mate,  and  says, 
"  Bathurst  desires  me  to  tell  his  sister,  that  he  would 
have  wrote  her  a  Dozen  Letters  but  could  not  tell 
what  to  put  in  them,  but  he  still  says,  that  if  she  in- 
sists upon  it,  he  will  write  her  a  Sheet  of  Compli- 
ments &  Love,  &c.,  &c.,  &c.,  he  is  also  learning 
French  &  is  much  the  most  Studious  Person  in  the 
College."  He,  Walter,  was  a  red-hot  radical  adhe- 
rent to  the  principles  of  free  government,  and  was  in 
full  sympathy  with  the  colonies  in  all  their  struggles 
for  independence  ;  so  much  so,  that  he  attracted  the 
loyal  attention  of  the  faculty,  on  at  least  one  occa- 
sion, when  he  thought  it  prudent  to  retire  into  the 
country  for  a  brief  season. 

At  Edinburgh  he  early  enjoyed  the  reputation  of 
being  a  young  man  of  great  promise,  both  socially 
and  as  a  student. 

Mr.  George  Donald,  under  date  of  Oct.  8th,  1769, 
writes  :  "  Enclosed  you'll  rece  a  letter  from  your 
brother  Walter  wch  came  to  my  hands  some  days 
ago.  This  will  no  doubt  inform  you  that  he  has 
taken  his  degree  of  M.  D.,  and  that  he  intends  to 
Virginia  in  the  Spring.  I  have  the  pleasure  also  to 
inform  you  that  among  the  several  letters  I  have 
lately  received  from  Scotland,  Dr.  Jones  is  mentioned 
as  a  person  of  the  first  merit.  A  very  sensible  gen- 
tleman in  Glasgow  (Mr.  Kippen)  particularly  says 
that  Dr.  Jones  is  the  most  shining  young  gent,  of  his 
profession  now  in   Edinburg,  and  that  he  will  make 

48  Jones  Genealogy. 

a  great  figure  wherever  he  goes.  Mr.  McMiken  who 
is  just  returned  from  Scotland  speaks  of  Mr.  Jones 
as  a  gent,  of  great  reputation,  and  which  is  not  alone 
confined  to  his  profession."  "'  *  *  In  a  letter  dated 
London,  July  23d,  1769,  Dr.  Walter  writes  to  his 
brother  Thomas  :  "  I  have  heard  of  poor  Bathurst's 
death  for  several  months  —  it  was  not  less  grievous 
than  unexpected  —  he  really  was  amongst  those 
friends  who  I  thought  with  some  confidence  would 
welcome  my  return,  should  it  happen  —  the  news 
shocked  me  in  a  peculiar  manner,  as  I  had  not  very  long 
before  heard  of  his  marriage  with  Miss  Wayles,  and 
had  with  pleasure  reflected  on  the  happiness  he  must 
enjoy  with  a  woman  the  accomplishments  of  whose 
person  I  was  acquainted  with  and  the  more  valuable 
disposition  of  whose  mind  I  have  heard  with  praises 
from  all  who  knew  her."  After  taking  his  degree  at 
Edinburgh,  he  attended  lectures  another  season  and 
returned  to  Virginia  in  1770,  where  he  at  once  en- 
tered upon  the  active  duties  of  the  profession  which 
he  pursued  with  distinguished  success  until  his  death. 
He  was  great-uncle  and  guardian  of  grandpa  Jones 
and  his  sisters.  With  reference  to  one  of  his  can- 
vasses for  Congress,  we  extract  the  following  from 
Garland's  Life  of  John  Randolph,  page  120:  "By 
such  persuasions  as  these  Gen.  Lee  was  induced  to 
offer  himself  as  a  candidate  for  congress  in  West- 
moreland district —  Westmoreland,  the  birth-place  of 
Washington  !  On  the  other  hand  by  the  persuasions 
of  Mr.  Jefferson  Dr.  Walter  Jones  came  out  in  oppo- 



Colonel  Thomas  Jones.  49 

sition  to  him.  The  canvass  between  these  two 
champions  of  adverse  wishes  and  sentiments  was  very 
animated.  In  colloquial  eloquence  and  irony,  no 
man  could  surpass  Dr.  Jones;  but  he  was  over- 
matched by  his  antagonist  in  popular  address  and 
public  eloquence."  *  *  * 

Mr.  Jefferson  is  said  to  have  been  very  fond  of 
Dr.  Jones'  society,  and  they  were  together  a  great 
deal  when  in  Washington. 


(26)  Elizabeth'*  Jones,  the  tenth  child  of  (4)  Col. 
Thomas  Jones;  born  Jan.  26th,  1748;  married  Dr. 
Flood,  and  died  about  1775,  leaving  three  children, 
one  of  whom,  (27)  William^  P.  Flood,  received  by 
devise  from  a  Dr.  William  Savage,  nephew  of  Dr. 
Walter  Jones'  father-in-law,  a  large  estate  in  lands, 
houses,  and  lots,  situated  near  Edenton,  North  Caro- 

Issue  of  (13)  Col.  Thomas*  and  (13)  Sally'  (Skel- 

ton)  Jones. 


(28)  Maj.  Thos^  ap  Thos.  Jones,  whose  only  son 
removed  to  Kentucky,  and  became  the  founder  of  the 
Kentucky  family.  He  was  a  major  in  the  Revolu- 
tionary war;  his  delicate  health,  however,  keeping 
him  from  the  field,  although  he  rendered  valuable 
service  as  a  recruiting  officer  and  in  other  lines  of 
duty.  He  married,  first,  Miss  Beckwith,  who  died 

50  Jones  Genealogy. 

soon  after  marriage  without  issue,  and  Major  Jones, 
although  entitled  to  her  personal  estate,  which  was 
considerable,  promptly  restored  it  all  to  her  family. 
On  an  old  volume  among  my  grandfather's  books,  I 
find  pasted  to  the  inside  of  the  back  an  engraved 
copy  of  the  Beckwith  arms,  which  may  be  identified 
as  follows,  viz.:  Quarterly,  first  and  fourth,  escutcheon 
of  pretence.  Ar.  a  chev.  gu.  in  escutcheon  ar.  charged 
with  an  open  hand,  gu.  betw.  three  hinds'  heads 
erased  gu.  (Beckwith  of  Yorkshire  quartering). 
Or  a  saltire  and  chief  dancettee  gu.  (agreeing  with 
Bruce,  of  Balcaskie  and  Kenross,  Scotland,  except 
that  the  chief  of  the  last  is  wavy  instead  of  dan- 
cettee) ;  second  and  third,  Gu.  six  lions  rampant 
crowned,  arranged  in  triangle  three,  two,  one.  In 
escutcheon  Or  a  chev.  sa.  betw.  three  fleur  de  lis  sa. 
Motto,  loir  en  Bien. 

He  married  for  his  second  wife  (42)  Frances  Car- 
ter, third  daughter  of  Councilor  Robert  Carter,  of 
"  Nomony  Hall,"  Lancaster  county,  Virginia.  This 
was  perhaps  as  wealthy  a  family  as  there  was  in  the 
State  of  Virginia,  and  Councilor  Carter  was  perhaps 
the  wealthiest  member  of  his  generation.  He  is  said 
to  have  manumitted  a  thousand  slaves  in  one  day. 
This  is  a  large  number,  to  be  sure,  but  it  is  certain 
that  he  was  very  wealthy  and  the  owner  of  a  great 
many  slaves,  to  many  of  whom  he  gave  both  liberty 
and  land.     See  the  Carter  family. 

Major  Jones'  children  also  received  large  legacies 
from  their  mother's  Tasker  relatives  and  other  con- 




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nections  of  the  Carter  family,  who  appear  to  have 
lived  in  the  city  of  Baltimore  and  vicinity.  His  sec- 
ond wife  died  in  the  summer  or  fall  of  1796;  he  died 
at  Bathurst,  1 800-1. 

"  Bathurst,"  his  family  seat,  was  in  Essex  county, 
near  Tappahannock,  and  the  house,  I  am  informed, 
is  still  standing,  having  acquired  quite  a  historic  in- 
terest. It  is  a  part  of  an  old  grant  to  Francis  Meri- 
wether, made  in  1704.  Upon  the  decease  of  the  lat- 
ter's  widow  and  the  division  of  the  lands  which  she 
held  as  dower,  the  tract  embracing  the  present  locality 
of  Bathurst  House  fell  to  Theodorick  Bland  and 
wife,  who  was  a  daughter  of  Francis  Meriwether. 
Bland  and  wife  subsequently  sold  it  to  their  brother- 
in-law,  Francis  Smith,  who  married  Lucy,  another 
daughter  of  Francis  Meriwether.  Bathurst  then  de- 
scended to  Meriwether  Smith,  the  first  representative 
in  Congress  from  that  district,  who  first  gave  it  the 
name  "  Bathurst."  From  him  it  descended  to  his  only 
son,  George  William  Smith,  once  governor  of  Vir- 
ginia, who  sold  it  to  Major  Jones.  Major  Jones  was 
then  living  in  Henrico  county,  but  removed  to  Bath- 
urst, and  at  his  death  devised  it  to  his  only  son, 
Thomas  ap  Thomas  Jones,  my  grandfather,  who  in 
turn  sold  it  to  one  Lawrence  Muse  in  18 10,  and 
shortly  afterward  removed  to  Kentucky. 

Major  Jones  owned  a  schooner  which  he  called 
the  "  Polly,"  and  which  appears  to  have  been  largely 
devoted  to  pleasure  excursions  up  the  bay. 

He  was  evidently  greatly  beloved  and  respected 

52  Jones  Genealogy. 

by  his  brothers  and  sisters  and  by  his  relatives  gen- 
erally, especially  by  Dr.  Walter  Jones,  his  uncle, 
whom  he  made  the  guardian  of  his  children.  There 
are  many  letters  in  my  possession  that  passed  be- 
tween him  and  his  father-in-law,  Col.  Carter,  which 
show  the  relations  existing  between  them  to  have 
been  of  the  most  cordial  character.  In  some  of  them 
allusion  is  made  to  the  Swedenborgian  doctrine  of 
faith,  of  which  Col.  Carter  was  an  avowed  disciple 
and  to  which  Major  Jones  appears  seriously  to  have 
inclined  at  one  time. 

From  all  that  I  have  heard  of  him  or  been  able  to 
glean  from  the  records,  he  must  have  been  a  truly 
refined  Christian  gentleman;  amiable  and  hospitable, 
he  kept  a  house  of  excellent  good  cheer,  to  which 
his  friends  and  relatives  were  ever  more  than  wel- 


(29)*  Catesby5  Jones,  titled  major;  father  of  Gen. 
Roger  and  Commodore  Thomas  ap  Catesby  Jones; 
married,  1778,  Miss  Lettice  Corbin  Turberville, 
daughter  of  John  Turberville,  of  "  Hickory  Hill," 
Westmoreland  county,  Virginia.  For  a  time  his  seat 
was  "  Mountzion,"  in  Westmoreland.  He  was  in  some 
way  connected  with  the  military,  and  bore  the  title 
of  major.  There  are  several  letters  from  him  to  his 
brother   Thomas,  which  are   very  affectionate,  well 

*  Since  the  above  was  printed  I  have  been  informed  by  a  grandson 
of  Major  Catesby  Jones  that  he  was  commissioned  captain  of  the 
Light  Horse  Guards  in  1784,  by  Gov.  Patrick  Henry,  and  was  pro- 
moted to  major  in  1787. 

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(31)  Meriwether  Jones  to  (28)  Maj.  Thos.  ap  Thos.  Jones. 

Colonel  Thomas  Jones.  53 

composed  and  handsomely  penned.  He  was  an  ac- 
tive, energetic  business  man,  and  a  high-spirited,  cul- 
tured gentleman. 


(30)  Jekyll^  Jones,  resided,  1805-9,  ^^  ^^^  ^^^Y  ^^ 
Richmond,  Virginia;  was  a  political  writer  of  some 
note;  never  married. 


(31)  Meriwether'  Jones,  titled  colonel,  born  1766; 
married,  while  very  young.  Miss  Lucy  Franklin 
Reed,  sister  of  Franklin  Reed,  of  the  United  States 
Navy,  and  a  relative  of  Dr.  Benjamin  Franklin.  Meri- 
wether was  a  lawyer,  and  a  distinguished  political 
writer  and  leader  of  Richmond,  Virginia;  was  the 
founder  of  the  newspaper  The  Rich7nond  Examiner, 
which  he  edited  for  many  years  and  until  he  was  killed 
in  a  duel,  when  he  was  succeeded  by  his  brother  Skel- 
ton.  See  the  Richmond  (Va.)  Standard  of  Septem- 
ber 25th,  1880,  for  some  account  of  this  family. 

He  is  said  to  have  been  engaged  in  several  duels. 

It  is  also  stated  that  he  eloped  with  his  wife,  he 
being  a  lad  of  only  seventeen  summers  and  she  a 
miss  of  fourteen. 

Governor  George  William  Smith,  of  Virginia,  who 
lost  his  life  in  the  conflagration  of  the  Richmond 
Theater,  married,  his  widow. 

He  is  the  Meriwether  Jones  referred  to  by  Gov. 
Geo.  R.  Gilmer,  of  Georgia,  in  a  notice  of  the  Meri- 
wether family  in  his  unique  book  entitled  "  Geor- 
gians, or  Sketches  of  Some  of  the  First  Families  of 

54  Jones  Genealogy. 

Upper  Georgia."  See  the  Meriwether  family.  There 
are  among  our  papers  several  letters  from  him  to  his 
brother.  In  one  of  these  he  requests  the  loan  of 
some  money,  and  offers  to  secure  it  by  a  draft  on  the 
Treasury,  from  which  I  infer  that  he  was  then  holding 
some  official  place.  In  fact  it  appears,  from  one  of 
these  letters,  that  he  was  then  in  the  midst  of  a 
heated  canvass,  but  it  does  not  appear  for  what  office. 
In  another  he  speaks  of  the  birth  of  a  son  on 
April  29th,  1790.  This  was  (32)  Walter^  Jones,  an 
only  child,  who  was  an  officer  in  the  United  States 
Navy,  and  who  married  Miss  Taylor  of  Norfolk,  Va. 
He,  (32)  Walter^  is  spoken  of  by  a  contemporary  as 
a  young  gentleman  of  exceptionally  elegant  man- 
ners. He  died,  leaving  the  following  children,  viz.: 
{.Z'h)  Walter^  also  of  the  United  States  Navy,  died 
of  yellow  fever  in  Norfolk,  Virginia,  1855;  (34) 
Lucy^  dead;  (35)  Elizabeth^  dead;  (36)  Mary^ 
living  now  in  Australia. 


(37)  Bathurst^  Jones,  member  of  the  Virginia 
Assembly ;  married  a  widow  Overton,  of  Hanover 
county.  For  awhile  he  resided  at  Hanover  Town, 
but,  afterward,  purchased  and  removed  to  a  farm 
called  "Fleet's  Old  Place  alias  Hare  Wood."  It  is 
said  he  also  had  his  affair  of  honor.* 

There  are  several  letters  from  him  to  his  brother 
Thomas,  which  are  sprightly,  well  written,  and  full  of 

*It  is  also  stated  that  his  wife  became  intolerably  jealous  of  him, 
which  so  wounded  and  exasperated  him  that  he  took  his  own  life. 

(38)  Skelton  Jones  (from  portrait  by  St.  Memin,  Drexel  Coll.) 

Colonel  Thomas  Jones.  55 

tender  affection.  In  one  of  these,  dated  Oct.  12th, 
1797,  he  tells  Thomas  that  the  latter's  old  friend 
Carter  Braxton  is  no  more. 

Carter  Braxton  was  one  of  the  signers  to  the  Dec- 
laration of  Independence. 


(38)  Skelton^  Jones,  lawyer,  of  Richmond,  Virginia; 
succeeded  his  brother  Meriwether  as  editor  of  the 
Examiner ;  never  married ;  fought  several  duels  ; 
undertook  the  completion  of  Burke's  History  of  Vir- 
ginia, but  had  written  only  a  part  of  the  fourth  vol- 
ume when  he  was  killed  in  a  duel.  Louis  Hugh 
Girardin,  a  French  gentleman,  who  undertook  the 
work  with  him,  was  also  killed  in  a  duel. 

Skelton  Jones  is  said  to  have  killed  several  men  in 
duels,  and  in  consequence  to  have  become  very  morose, 
remorseful  and  unhappy,  in  the  latter  part  of  his  life. 

I  have  several  letters  from  him  to  his  brother 
Thomas  and  to  grandpa,  which  are  always  kindly  and 
affectionately  written. 


(39)  Elizabeth^  Jones,  married  Gawin  Corbin,  of 
"  Yew  Spring,"  Caroline  county,  Virginia.  Their 
issue  were,  (40)  Elizabeth^  (41)  Letitia^  (42)  Gawin^ 
(43)  Lancelot^  (44)  Sally^  and  (45)  George^ 

(46)  Mary5  Jones,  married  Lancelot  Lee,  of  Berke- 
ley.     Their  issue  were,  (47)  Sally^  (48)  Elizabeth^ 
(49)  Lancelot^ 

56  Jones  Genealogy. 


(50)  Sallys  Jones,  married  Capt.  Nathaniel  Ander- 
son, of  Virginia. 


(51)  Jane^  Jones,  the  tenth  child  of  (13)  Col.  Thos. 
Jones,  was  born  1760;  married  John  Monroe,  of 
"  Cone  Place,"  Westmoreland  county,  Virginia.  He 
was  in  the  Continental  army  at  the  age  of  seventeen  ; 
was  United  States  circuit  judge,  and  resided  at 
Lexington,  Kentucky,  during  his  incumbency.  He 
was  a  near  relative  of  President  James  Monroe. 
Their  daughter  (52)  Sally^  Skelton  Monroe  married 
Edwin  Bathurst  Smith,  and  they  were  the  parents  of 

(53)  Dr.    Edwin^  Bathurst   Smith,    Jr.,   now,    1880, 
residing  in  St.  Louis,  Missouri.   They  had  also  a  son, 

(54)  Dr.  Thos^  Jekyll  Catesby  Monroe,  M.  D.,  sur- 
geon in  the  United  States  Army,  who  died  in  1840. 

(51)  Jane^  Monroe  died  in  1 795,  aged  thirty-five 

Issue  of  (28)   Major   Thos^.  ap  Thos.    and    (42) 
Frances^  (Carter)  Jones. 


(55)  Frances^  Tasker  Jones,  who  was  born  in  1782, 
married  (13)  Col.  John  W.  Belfield,  of  Richmond 
county,  Virginia,  and  died  soon  after  her  marriage, 
without  issue.  The  name  of  their  residence  was 
"  Bellemount."  After  her  death  he  married  Miss 
Dangerfield,  and  left  issue.     See  the  Belfield  family. 


Heliotype  Printing  Co.  Boston. 

Major   Thomas  ap   Thomas  Jones.  57 

(56)  Thos^  ap  Thos.  Jones,  the  founder  of  the 
Kentucky  family,  who  was  an  only  son,  was  born  in 
Virginia  in  1784;  removed  to,  and  settled  in,  Clark 
county,  Kentucky,  about  1810.  Remarried  in  Vir- 
ginia, in  1809,  (41)  ^Elizabeth  Fauntleroy,  a  daugh- 
ter of  Griffin  Murdock  Fauntleroy,  of  "Mars  Hill," 
Richmond  county,  Virginia. 

His  family  seat  in  Virginia  was  called  "  Bathurst ;" 
it  was  in  Essex  county,  not  far  from  Tappahannock, 
and  has,  as  before  stated,  acquired  quite  an  historic 
interest.  He  sold  Bathurst  in  18 10,  when  he  was 
about  to  remove  to  Kentucky.  His  wife  and  he  died 
at  their  home  in  Clark  county,  Kentucky  ;  he  on  April 
1 2th,  1843  !  3-i^d  she  on  August  31st,  1865,  aged  sev- 
enty-five years. 

It  is  most  likely  that  reduced  fortune,  and  the  ne- 
cessity of  retrenchment  which  it  entailed,  induced 
him  to  leave  Virginia,  although  he  had  a  very  neat 
estate  in  money  and  slaves  when  he  reached  Ken- 
tucky, where  he  was  reputed  to  be  the  wealthiest  man 
in  his  county,  at  that  time.  Having  determined  to 
locate  in  Clark  county,  he  purchased  land  and  built 
the  old  Jones  homestead,  since  destroyed  by  fire, 
which  was  situated  on  what  is  now  the  Kentucky 
River  turnpike,  some  two  and  one-half  miles  from 
the  river. 

His  farm  adjoined  that  of  Dr.  William  Webb,  and 
in  the  neighborhood  were  the  residences  of  the  Hocka- 

*  See  her  portrait. 

58  Jones  Ge7tealogy. 

days,  Taylors,  and  others,  all  fresh  from  old  Virginia, 
gentlemen  of  wealth  and  culture,  who  constituted  a 
little  colony  in  themselves,  and  made  that  the  most 
aristocratic  neighborhood  in  the  county. 

I  know  nothing  of  my  grandfather,  except  what 
others,  principally  outside  of  the  family,  have  told 
me.  He  was  rather  small  of  stature,  had  dark  eyes, 
beard  and  hair ;  was  of  quiet,  easy  manners,  some- 
what reserved,  very  firm,  and  withal  a  very  distinctive 
character.  He  was  amply  possessed  of  personal 
bravery,  and  those  who  knew  him  knew  full  well  that 
he  was  not  one  to  be  provoked  or  trifled  with.  He 
was  a  man  of  fine  intelligence,  of  varied  and  most 
extensive  general  information,  of  very  delicate  sensi- 
bilities, and  great  dignity  of  character.  In  early  life 
he  went  to  Richmond,  Virginia,  to  read  law  under  his 
uncle  Skelton  Jones,  but  soon  abandoned  the  idea, 
for  what  reason  I  know  not. 

He  had  great  confidence  in  the  integrity  of  men  ; 
being  himself  scrupulously  honest  in  all  his  deal- 
ings with  mankind,  he  expected  the  same  of  others, 
with  the  usual  result  of  financial  injury  to  himself. 
In  early  life  he  had  been  much  in  and  about  Wash- 
ington and  Baltimore,  and  had  come  in  contact  with 
many  of  the  prominent  characters  of  the  times,  which 
made  him  an  exceedingly  interesting  conversational- 
ist. He  was  hospitable,  and  fond  of  entertaining  at 
his  home  ;  was  a  most  assiduous  reader,  systematized 
and  digested  well  what  he  read,  had  a  good  memory, 
and  sustained  the   reputation  of  being  the  best  in- 














Major    Thoinas  ap    Thomas  Jones.  59 

formed  man  in  his  county.  But  he  was  not  merely 
regarded  as  being  a  well-informed,  intelligent  gentle- 
man ;  by  many  he  was  regarded  as  one  of  undoubted 
intellectual  greatness.  Said  a  certain  legal  gentle- 
man to  me,  whose  astuteness  in  judging  of  men  is 
well  recognized  by  those  who  know  him,  and  whose 
brother  was  a  very  promising  graduate  of  West  Point, 
"  My  brother  always  said  your  grandfather  was  the 
best  informed  and  most  intellectual  man  he  had  ever 
met."  And,  added  this  gentleman,  who  has  now 
grown  venerable  in  years,  "Thos.  ap  Jones  was  a 
geologist,  a  linguist,  a  statesman,  and  a  philosopher  ; 
his  was  the  greatest  intellect  this  county  has  known." 
He  was,  perhaps,  morbidly  considerate  of  the  comfort 
and  feelings  of  others.  If,  for  instance,  he  were  con- 
versing with  the  humblest  individual  who  should  mis- 
pronounce a  word,  he  would  adopt  the  man's  pro- 
nunciation rather  than  call  his  attention  to  the  mis- 
take by  using  the  word  correctly. 

He  left  a  number  of  slaves  in  Virginia,  and  fre- 
quently went  back  there  to  collect  their  hire,  when  he 
would  drive  through  in  his  family  carriage.  On  one 
of  these  occasions,  arriving  at  his  friend's  house  in 
Virginia  after  the  family  had  retired,  he  declined  to 
disturb  them  until  they  arose  in  the  morning,  and  so 
he  and  his  servants  spent  the  night  out-doors. 

There  was  something  in  his  manner  that  never 
failed  to  inspire  respect,  and  the  same  was  true  of  his 
wife.  Said  a  certain  physician  to  me  not  long  since, 
and  with  no  little   emphasis,   "  Who  that  knew  your 

6o  Jones  Genealogy. 

grandfather  and  grandmother  did  not  regard  them 
as  they  would  a  prince  and  princess?"  Such  is 
the  esteem  in  which  those  who  knew  them  tell  me 
they  were  held. 


(57)  Sally^  Jekyll  Jones,  who  was  born  in  1787, 
married  Jas.  Davis,  of  Frederick  county,  Virginia. 

Their  only  child,  (58)  Col.  Jekyll  Lucius  Davis, 
was  a  graduate  of  West  Point.  After  graduating  he 
served  a  few  years  in  the  United  States  Army  as  a 
lieutenant,  during  which  time  he  acquitted  himself 
with  great  credit  as  a  young  officer  in  the  Florida 
Indian  wars.  He  was  every  inch  a  soldier,  both  by 
nature  and  by  acquirements.  At  the  breaking  out 
of  the  late  war  he  was  living  quietly  on  his  farm  in 
Henrico  county,  near  Richmond,  Virginia.  He  im- 
mediately repaired  to  the  capital  of  his  State,  and 
became  actively  engaged  in  the  preliminary  prepara- 
tions for  the  war  that  seemed  inevitable.  His  opin- 
ions as  a  military  scholar  were  held  in  high  esteem, 
and  were  much  sought  after  and  relied  upon  by  mili- 
tary men.  He  wrote  a  book  of  tactics  called  the 
"Trooper's  Manual;"  organized  the  Henrico  Light 
Dragoons,  of  which  he  was  captain  ;  served  a  year, 
after  the  war  began,  with  Gen.  H.  A.  Wise,  as  colonel, 
but  he  really  commanded  the  Wise  Legion  ;  after- 
ward joined  the  command  of  Gen.  J.  E.  B.  Stuart  as 
colonel  of  the  Tenth  Virginia  Cavalry.  In  battle  he 
was   remarkably  quiet    under  circumstances    of    the 

^  /i^^^ff^ 


Major   Thomas  ap    Tho7nas  Jones.  6i 

most  imminent  exposure  to  the  enemy's  fire,  and  from 
the  character  of  his  charges  he  acquired  the  sobriquet 
of  "  Bold  Dash."  He  led  several  cavalry  charges 
during  the  late  war  —  one  or  two  at  Brandy  Station, 
and  at  Yorktown  or  Williamsburg.  Soon  after  the 
battle  of  Gettysburg,  he  charged  at  Hagerstown, 
Maryland,  with  only  a  remnant  of  his  regiment,  a 
body  of  five  thousand  cavalry  under  Gen.  Kilpatrick, 
when  his  horse  was  shot  under  him  and  fell  on  his 
leg,  and  several  squads  of  the  enemy's  cavalry  passed 
over  him.  As  he  still  held  in  his  hand  one  of  his 
large  revolvers,  although  prostrated,  the  enemy  came 
near  shooting  him,  but  took  him  prisoner  and  sent 
him  to  Johnson's  Island,  where  he  was  detained  for 
nine  months. 

President  Davis  was  more  than  once  importuned 
to  recognize  the  distinguished  merit  of  this  of^cer  by 
proper  promotion,  but  he  as  persistently  declined,  say- 
ing that  he  would  "not  make  generals  of  the  entire 
Davis  family." 

Unfortunately,  they  were  distantly  related. 

He  died  in  Buckingham  county,  Virginia,  in  1871, 
about  sixty-three  years  of  age,  and  his  remains  were 
received  at  Richmond  by  the  governor  and  his  old 
soldiers,  and  were  interred  with  military  state  in  the 
cemetery  of  Immanuel  Church  (Episcopal),  four 
miles  from  Richmond.  He  first  married  Frances  A. 
T.  Berkley,  a  daughter  of  Dr.  Robert  Berkley,  of 
Warren  county,  Virginia,  and  they  had  one  child, 
(59)  Frances^  A.  T.   Davis.      His  second  wife   was 

62  Jones  Genealogy. 

(360)  Elizabeth  Harriet  Peck,  granddaughter  of  (28) 
Dr.  Walter  Jones.  They  had  twelve  children,  only 
three  of  whom  are  living,  as  follows : 

(60)  Bathurst^  Mervin  Davis,  living  in  Texas ; 
(61)  Reginald^  Channing  Davis,  also  living  in  Texas  ; 
and  (62)  Frank^  Tudor  Davis,  a  devoted  Baptist 
minister  and  most  estimable  gentleman,  of  Warren 
county,  Virginia.  Of  the  other  children,  (63)  Llew- 
ellen^  Catesby  Davis  died  of  consumption  contracted 
during  the  late  war  while  serving  in  his  father's  reg- 
iment. He  was  a  brave  soldier  and  a  Christian  gen- 

Another  son,  (64)  JekylP  Lucius  Davis,  Jr.,  in- 
herited much  of  his  father's  martial  spirit.  He  was 
born  in  1842,  and  was  indeed  among  the  bravest  of 
the  brave  who  gave  their  young  lives  to  the  cause 
they  loved  but  could  not  save. 

In  the  Appendix  may  be  seen  a  Memoir  of  his  life 
and  services  taken  from  the  archives  of  Virginia 
Military  Institute,  from  which  I  make  the  following 
extract : 

"On  Friday,  the  24th  of  June,  1864,  in  a  cavalry 
fight  near  Samaria  Church,  Charles  City  county,  Va., 
the  loth  regiment  (his  father's)  was  ordered  to  charge 
a  well  entrenched  force  of  the  enemy.  As  the  regi- 
ment swept  across  the  field,  young  Davis  shouted  to 
his  company,  '  Look  out,  boys,  I  will  be  first  in  the 
enemy's  works.'  And  so  he  was.  Just  as  he  was 
passing  over  the  parapet  he  received  full  in  his  face 
the  charge  fired  from  the  gun  of  one  of  the  foe  stoop- 

(58)  Col.  Jas.  Lucius  Davis,  10th  Va.  Cavalry,  C.  S.  A. 

Major   Thomas  ap    Thomas  Jones.  63 

ing  behind  the  works,  and  fell  dead.  Inspired  by 
his  brave  example  his  comrades  rushed  on,  stormed 
the  works,  avenged  his  death,  and  gained  a  victory 
for  the  cause  that  had  brought  about  the  death  of 
one  of  their  bravest  boys." 

His  remains  were  first  buried  on  the  field  of  battle 
by  his  cousins,  (348)  Maryus  Jones  and  Chas.  Cat- 


(65)  Elizabeth'^  Carter  Jones,  who  was  born  in 
1788,  died  unmarried,  and  left  her  entire  property  to 
her  cousin,  (213)  Frederick  Jones,  for  whom  she  is 
said  to  have  entertained  a  strong  affection.  She 
visited  grandpa  in  Kentucky. 


(66)  Jane^  Skelton  Jones,  the  fifth  child  of  (28) 
Maj.  Thos.  ap  Thos.  Jones,  who  was  born  in  1790, 
married  (16)  Col.  Joseph  Belfield.  a  brother  of  Col. 
John  Belfield,  who  married  her  sister.  Their  chil- 
dren were  as  follows  : 

(67)  Thomas^  Jones  Belfield,  who  is  now  residing 
near  Farmer's  Fork,  in   Richmond  county,  Virginia. 

(68)  Frances'  Meriwether  Belfield,  who  married 
Mr.  Cralle,  and  they  have  issue  :  (69)  Frances^  Cralle, 
who  married  Mr.  Omohonder,  and  I  am  informed  has 
an  interesting  family  ;  (70)  another  daughter,  the 
wife  of  William  Wilson,  of  Northumberland  county  ; 
and  another  daughter,  (71)  Mrs.  Omohonder^ 

(72)  John'  Walter  Belfield,  who  died  about  1877, 

64  Jones  Genealogy. 

leaving    one    son,    ijz)    Walter^   Jones   Belfield,   of 
Richmond  county,  Virginia. 

(74)  George^  Tasker  Belfield,  and  possibly  others. 
The  name  of  their  family  seat  was  "  Mild  View." 

Issue  of  (56)  Thos^  ap  Thos.  and  (41)  Elizabeth^ 
(Fauntleroy)  Jones. 


(75)  Frances^  Tasker  Jones,  who  was  born  April 
1 2th,  181 2,  and  died  in  Clark  county,  Kentucky,  of 
consumption,  Nov.  17th,  1833. 


(76)  Thos^  ap  Thos.  Jones,  who  was  born  in  1814, 
married  Miss  Adelaide  Hatton,  and  removed  to  Sa- 
line county,  Missouri,  near  Malta  Bend  post-office. 
They  had  several  children,  only  one  of  whom,  ij']^ 
Charles^  Jones,  attained  the  age  of  maturity.  Char- 
lie was  a  Confederate  soldier  from  Missouri,  and, 
although  a  mere  boy,  was  conspicuous  for  his  daring 
bravery.  He  served  through  the  war,  married  the 
daughter  of  a  Methodist  preacher,  and  died  leaving 


(78)  Griffin^  Fauntleroy  Jones,  uniformly  ad- 
dressed by  the  name  Fauntleroy  only.  He  was 
born  July  i6th,  1816,  married  (21)  Martha  Jane 
Browning,  daughter  of  Col.  Jas.  Browning,  of  Clark 
county,  Kentucky.     See  that  family. 






































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Thomas  ap    Thomas  Jozies.  65 

While  I  feel  that  there  is  much  that  should  be  said 
of  my  father  for  the  sake  of  others,  yet  because  he 
is  my  father,  and  because  he  is  extremely  sensitive 
to  public  notice,  I  feel  that  good  taste,  perhaps,  re- 
quires of  me  that  I  should  be  both  guarded  and  brief 
in  any  allusion  to  him.  He  is  a  farmer  in  this  county 
in  comfortable  circumstances,  whom  both  his  tastes 
and  an  exceedingly  sensitive  nature  have  confined 
closely  to  the  walks  of  private  life.  He  has  a  good 
library  to  which  he  is  devoted,  and  from  which  he  has 
acquired  a  rich  fund  of  varied  and  interesting  scien- 
tific knowledge.  I  have  yet  to  know  one  of  his  sex 
whose  daily  life  and  conversation  has  been  so  free 
from  impurities  of  every  character.  He  is  said  to 
greatly  resemble  my  grandfather  in  character  and 
disposition,  and  what  has  been  said  of  the  latter's 
mental  qualities,  I  think,  may  with  equal  propriety 
be  applied  to  my  father.  During  the  late  war,  our 
family  were  known  to  be  intense  Southern  sympa- 
thizers, and  my  father  was  very  fearless  and  out- 
spoken in  denouncing  the  Union  cause  and  policy 
toward  the  South.  This,  with  the  circumstance  of 
my  brother's  being  in  the  Confederate  army,  natur- 
ally enough  subjected  us  to  a  full  share  of  Federal 
surveillance,  which  culminated  in  my  father's  arrest 
and  incarceration  in  jail  at  Lexington,  Kentucky. 
Here  as  a  little  child  I  used  to  visit  him  and  talk 
with  him  through  the  gratings  of  an  iron  prison-door, 
while  the  Federal  guards  stood  with  bayonets 
crossed  between  us.  Their  children  are  as  follows: 

66  Jones  Genealogy. 

(79)  Mary^  T.  Jones,  who  married  John  W. 
Moore,  and  they  have  one  child,  (80)  Mattie^  Moore. 

(81)  *Francis^  Jones,  M.  D.,  who  is  a  physician, 
residing  in  this  county,  near  Becknerville.  He  en- 
tered the  Confederate  army  before  he  was  seventeen 
years  of  age,  in  the  fall  of  1862,  upon  the  first  occu- 
pation of  Kentucky  by  Confederate  troops.  He 
served  under  Gen.  John  H.  Morgan,  the  famous 
"  Rebel  raider,"  until  he  was  captured  after  the  fight 
at  Buffington  Island,  on  that  daring  and  hopeless  raid 
into  Ohio,  in  July,  1863. 

Declining  to  take  the  oath  of  allegiance  to  the 
Federal  government,  he  remained  a  prisoner  of  war 
in  various  Northern  prisons,  principally  at  Camp 
Douglas,  Chicago,  for  eighteen  months,  and  until  he 
was  sent  around  on  exchange  about  the  close  of  the 
war.  He  had  attempted  a  year  previous  to  overtake 
Gen.  Morgan,  in  one  of  his  flying  raids  into  the 
State,  but  was  captured  by  Federal  pickets  and 
lodged  in  jail  at  Lexington,  Kentucky.  He  belonged 
to  Company  E,  Eighth  Kentucky  Cavalry,  Col,  Leroy 
S.  Cluke.  After  the  war  he  studied  medicine,  and  in 
1872  graduated  an  M.  D.,  with  honorable  mention, 
at  the  University  of  Louisville,  Kentucky.  He 
located  in  this  county,  and  has  continued  the  prac- 
tice of  his  profession  with  increasing  and  gratifying 
success.  He  married  Miss  Laura  Lindsay,  and  they 
have  children  :  (82)  Bertha^  Jones,  (83)  Francis' 
Jones,  (84)  Paul^  ap  Francis  Jones,  (85)  Roy'  Willie 

*  See  his  portrait. 


Captured  after  the  fight  at  Buffington  Island,  July,  1863 


Thomas  ap   Thomas  Jones.  67 

Jones,  (86)  Martha'  Jones,  (87)  Willie'  Jones,  who 
died  in  infancy,  and  (88)  Laura'  Jones. 

(89)  *Lewis^  Hampton  Jones,  who  is  the  compiler 
of  these  notes,  graduated  at  the  College  of  Law  in 
Kentucky  University,  at  Lexington,  Kentucky,  in  the 
spring  of  1875.  In  the  spring  of  1876  he  located  at 
Winchester,  Kentucky,  and  entered  upon  the  active 
practice  of  his  profession.  He  was  elected  county 
attorney  for  his  county  in  1878,  and  again  in  1882; 
and  was  elected  judge  of  the  County,  or  Probate, 
Court  for  his  county  in  1886,  which  office  he  now 

(90)  Elizabeth^  Jane  Jones,  who  married  R.  M. 
Moore,  a  brother  of  John  W.  Moore  who  married 
her  sister  Mary  T.  Jones.  Their  children  are  : 
(91)  Maggie'  Moore,  (92)  Verner'  Moore,  (93) 
Alice'  Moore,  and  (94)  John'  Moore. 

(95)  f  Alice^  W.  Jones,  who  married  (48)  *Louis 
A.  Woodford,  only  son  of  S.  A.  B.  Woodford,  of  this 
county.  See  that  family.  Their  children  are : 
(96)  Leon'  Catesby  Woodford,  (97)  Thos.'  Earl 
Woodford,  (98)  Verlin'  Meriwether  Woodford,  (99) 
Leila'  Woodford,  who  died  in  infancy,  (100)  Jane' 
Tasker  Woodford,  who  died  in  infancy,  and  (loi) 
Stella'  Woodford. 

(102)  Willie^  Jones,  (103)  Leila^  Jones,  and  (104) 
Stella^  Jones,  children  of  {j'^')  Fauntleroy,  all  died 
in  infancy. 

*See  his  portrait.  fSee  two  portraits  of  her. 

68  Jones  Genealogy. 


(105)  *Roger7  Jones,  who  was  born  in  1818,  died 
July  25th,  1890,  and  was  buried  at  Lexington,  Ky. 
He  married,  first,  Miss  Blaydes  ;  and,  second.  Miss 
Elizabeth  Poston,  of  this  county,  neither  of  whom 
had  issue.  He  then  adopted  for  his  daughter  Miss 
Etta  Gordon,  whose  name  was  changed  to  Jones, 
who  is  a  most  estimable  lady  ;  is  the  wife  of  R.  Stu- 
art Taylor,  of  this  county,  and  is  the  mother  of  several 
children.  Roger  Jones  married  for  his  third  wife 
Lucy  Wragg,  and  they  have  issue  as  follows  : 

(106)  Susie^  O.  Jones,  who  married  Richard  Steel, 
and  they  have  two  children,  (107)  Lucy'  Annette 
Steel  and  (108)  Roger'  Shirley  Steel. 

(T09)  Roger^  W.  Jones,  who  married  Mattie  Allen, 
of  Fayette  county,  Ky.,  and  they  have  children, 
(no)  Roger'  Jones  and  (in)  Eliza'  Jones. 

(112)  ■^Thos^  ap  Roger  Jones,  now  a  student  of 
medicine  at  Ann  Arbor,  Michigan. 

(113)  Lizzie^  Jones.     And  (114)  Tasker^  Jones. 


(115)  Eliza''  Jones,  who  was  born  in  1820,  married 
Samuel  T.  Martin,  a  son  of  (27)  Dr.  Samuel  D. 
Martin,  of  Clark  county.  See  the  Lewis  family. 
They  early  removed  to  Missouri,  and  settled  in 
Saline  county,  where  she  died  May  ist,  1866,  leav- 
ing the  following  children  : 

*See  his  portrait. 

(89)  Lewis  H.  Jones  (from  photo  by  MuUins,  Lexington,  1893-4). 

Thomas  ap    Thomas  Jones.  69 

(116)  Geol  Thomas  Martin,  who  joined  the  Con- 
federate army  from  Missouri,  and  served  through 
the  war,  first  under  Gen.  Price,  and  afterward  under 
Gen.  Marmaduke,  and  who  is  married  and  has  issue. 

(117)  SamueP  Davis  Martin,  who  also  joined  the 
Confederate  army,  and  served  through  the  war  under 
Gen.  Marmaduke,  and  who  died  in  Clark  county, 
Kentucky,  while  a  student  of  medicine,  at  the  house 
of  his  grandfather.  Dr.  Samuel  D.  Martin,  on  April 
14th,  1867. 

(118)  Frances^  Tasker  Martin,  who  married  John 
Francisco,  of  Missouri. 

(119)  Elizabeth^  Fauntleroy  Martin,  who  married 
Edward  M.  Yantis,  of  Missouri,  and  who  died  March, 
1878,  leaving  children,  (120)  Edward^  Samuel  Yan- 
tis, (121)  Helen^  Kate  Yantis,  (122)  John'  Paul 
Yantis,  and  (123)  Elizabeth'  Montgomery  Yantis. 

(124)  Charles^  Gibson  Martin,  who  married,  and  is 
living  in  the  West. 

(125)  Mary^  Davis  Martin,  who  married  Joseph 
Francisco,  of  Missouri. 

(126)  Sarah^  Catharine  Martin,  who  is  married. 

(127)  Helen^  Bullit  Martin,  who  is  a  twin  sister  of 
Sarah  Catharine,  and  who  is  also  married. 

(128)  Francis^  Taylor  Martin,  who  is  also  married. 

(129)  Ann^  Eliza  Martin,  who  is  also  married. 

(130)  Hester^  Gibson  Martin,  who  is  married. 


(131)  Joseph^  Lewellin  Jones,  who  died  in  infancy. 

70  Jones  Genealogy. 


(132)  *Cadwallo^  Jones,  who  was  clerk  of  the 
Clark  County  Court,  and  who  was  a  licensed  attor- 
ney at  law,  but  who  on  account  of  delicate  health  did 
not  engage  in  the  active  practice  of  his  profession. 
He  was  a  gentleman  of  elegant  social  and  intel- 
lectual attainments.  At  his  death  he  devised  his 
slaves  to  be  equally  divided  among  his  brothers  and 
sisters ;  the  remainder  of  his  property,  including  his 
land,  he  devised  to  his  brother  ij'^^  Fauntleroy.  He 
was  very  decided  and  outspoken  in  his  views,  and 
was  very  warm  and  generous  in  his  attachments. 


(133)  Sally'  Jones,  who  was  born  April  4th,  1830, 
married  Armstead  Blackwell,  of  Clark  county,  Ky., 
and  died  Jan.  22d,  1854.  Their  children  were  as  fol- 
lows : 

(134)  Roger^  J.  Blackwell,  who  married  Elizabeth 
Wilson,  and  they  are  both  dead,  leaving  children, 
(135)  Mamie^  Blackwell  and  (136)   Lillys  Blackwell. 

(137)  Armstead^  Blackwell,  who  married  Susie 
Engle,  of  Missouri.  He  was  a  druggist  in  Lee's  Sum- 
mit, Missouri,  and  was  drowned  while  out  duck  shoot- 
ing.    They  had  one  child,  (138)  Roger'  Blackwell. 

(139)  Randolph^  and  (140)  Thomas^  twins,  who 
both  died  in  infancy. 

He  married  a  second  time  and  left  children. 

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(141)  Joseph^  Fauntleroy  Jones,  who  is  uni- 
formly addressed  by  the  name  Joseph  only,  was 
born  Nov.  20th,  1833.  He  married  Emma  Morford, 
daughter  of  Noah  Barton  Morford,  an  artist,  who  was 
born  near  Trenton,  New  Jersey.  Her  mother  was 
Ann  Meriwether  Smith,  daughter  of  Meriwether 
Smith  who  lived  near  Louisa  C.  H.,  Virginia.  Their 
children  are  as  follows : 

(142)  Thomas^  Barton  Jones. 

(143)  *Henry*  M.  Jones,  who  married  Miss  Alia 
Gay,  a  daughter  of  Jas.  D.  Gay,  of  this  county,  and 
who  is  now  a  commission  merchant,  and  engaged  in  a 
general  warehouse  business  in  Winchester,  Kentucky. 

(144)  Annie^  Jones. 

(145)  *  William^  Meriwether  Jones,  who  married 
Jennie  Sweeney,  a  daughter  of  Jesse  Sweeney,  a 
merchant  of  Lancaster,  Ky.     They  have  one  child, 

(146)  Sallie^  Jones. 

(147)  Lucy^  Jones. 

(148)  Joseph^  Jones. 

(149)  Catesby^  Jones. 

Issue  of  (29)  Major  Catesby^  and  Lettice  (Tur- 

berville)  Jones. 


(150)  *Major-General  Roger*  Jones,  of  the  U.  S. 

*  See  his  portrait. 

72  Jones  Genealogy. 

Army.  The  following  account  of  Gen.  Jones  was 
copied  from  Appleton's  Cyclopaedia  of  American 
Biography,  and  sent  to  me  by  his  son,  the  late  Brig.- 
Gen.  Roger  Jones,  U.  S.  Army  : 

"  Jones,  Roger,  soldier,  b.  in  Westmoreland 
county,  Va.,  in  1789,  d.  in  Washington,  D.  C,  15 
July,  1852.  He  was  appointed  2d  lieutenant  of  ma- 
rines on  29  Jan.,  1809,  and  on  12  July,  1812,  was 
transferred  to  the  artillery,  with  the  rank  of  captain. 
He  received  the  brevet  of  major  for  services  in  the 
battles  of  Chippewa  and  Lundy's  Lane,  and  lieuten- 
ant-colonel for  gallantry  in  the  sortie  from  Fort  Erie. 
On  10  Aug.,  1818,  he  was  appointed  adjutant-general 
with  the  rank  of  colonel,  and  on  17  Sept.,  1824,  was 
brevetted  colonel.  On  7  March,  1825,  he  was  ap 
pointed  adjutant  general  of  the  army,  which  post  he 
held  till  his  death.  He  was  brevetted  brigadier-gen- 
eral in  June,  1832,  and  major-general  in  May,  1848." 

His  son,  Brig.-Gen.  Roger  Jones,  writing  to  me 
under  date  of  Feb.  27th,  1888,  says:  "As  a  young 
officer  my  father's  services  in  the  war  of  18 12  were 
conspicuous  and  won  for  him  a  marked  recognition 
at  the  time,  and  undoubtedly  were  the  cause  of  his 
being  advanced  to  the  office  of  adjutant-general  in 
18 18,  when  under  thirty;  but  it  was  as  adjutant- 
general  from  1825  to  1852  that  he  made  his  mark,  and 
left  the  impress  of  his  strong  character  and  independ- 
ent nature  upon  the  army,  the  effect  of  which  is  felt 
even  to  the  present  time."  *  *  *  "  He  must  have 
been  politic  as  well  as  aggressive  and  courageous  to 


Major  Catesby  Jones.  "J^ 

a  marked  degree,  but  it  was  not  for  his  own  aggran- 
dizement that  he  worked  but  for  the  public  service, 
and  it  was  this  that  gave  him  such  a  hold  on  public 
men  and  high  officers  of  the  government."- 

For  gallant  conduct  in  the  war  of  1812  the  State 
of  Virginia  presented  him  with  a  handsome  sword. 
He  married  Mary  Ann  Mason  Page,  daughter  of 
(19)  Wm^  Byrd  Page,  of  Clark  county,  Virginia,  and 
his  wife  Ann  Lee,  and  died  in  Washington,  D.  C,  July 
15th,  1852.     See  the  Carter  family. 

He  and  grandpa  were  very  much  attached  to  each 
other.  There  are  among  our  papers  several  letters 
from  him  to  grandpa,  while  he  was  a  young  marine, 
which  are  full  of  expressions  of  tender  regard  and 
almost  girlish  affection.  In  one  of  them  headed 
"  U.  S.  Ship  John  Adams,  Baltimore,  July  i6th, 
1809,"  ^^  writes  that  he  has  been  promoted  to  first 
lieutenant  since  he  saw  grandpa  last,  and  that  he  ex- 
pects to  go  to  St.  Petersburg  with  Mr.  Adams,  the 
minister  to  that  court,  etc.  In  one  headed  "  Rich- 
mond, April  5th,  1804,"  when  he  was  at  the  age  of 
sixteen,  he  writes,  "  I  assure  you  I  have  passed  my 
time  very  unhappy  since  we  parted,  owing  principally, 
I  believe,  to  our  separation,  but  sincerely  do  I  wish 
we  may  not  continue  long  in  that  situation,  for  your 
company  has  been  and  ever  will  be  more  preferable 
to  me  than  any  I  have  yet  met  with."  *  *  *  Both 
he  and  his  brothers  Commodore  Thos.  ap  Catesby 
and  Philip  de  Catesby  Jones  visited  grandpa  in  his 
Kentucky  home. 

74  Jones  Genealogy, 

(151)  *Thos^.  ap  Catesby  Jones,  or  Commodore 
Thos.  ap  Catesby  as  he  was  called,  was  born  in  Vir- 
ginia in  I  789.  The  following  in  regard  to  him,  copied 
from  Appleton's  Cyclopaedia  of  American  Biography, 
was  sent  to  me  along  with  the  notice  copied  above  of 
Gen   Roger  Jones  : 

"  His  brother,  Thomas  ap  Catesby,  naval  officer, 
b,  in  Virginia  in  1789;  d.  in  Georgetown,  D.  C,  30 
May,  1858;  entered  the  navy  on  22  Nov.,  1805,  and 
became  lieutenant  24  May,  181 2,  commander  28 
March,  1820,  and  captain  11  March,  1829.  From 
1808  till  181 2  he  was  engaged  in  the  Gulf  of  Mexico, 
where  he  was  successful  in  suppressing  piracy,  smug- 
gling, and  the  slave-trade.  When  the  British  naval 
expedition  against  New  Orleans  entered  Lake 
Borgne  in  18 14,  he  endeavored  to  intercept  forty 
British  boats  with  his  small  flotilla.  Although 
wounded  and  compelled  to  surrender,  his  conduct 
was  much  praised.  He  commanded  the  Pacific 
Squadron  in  1842,  and  took  possession  of  Monterey 
on  receiving  the  erroneous  information  that  war  ex- 
isted between  the  United  States  and  Mexico,  for 
which  he  was  temporarily  suspended  from  the  serv- 

In  regard  to  this  extract,  Brig.-Gen.  Roger 
Jones  writes  in  the  letter  before  referred  to,  "  There 
is  an  error  in  the  statement  that  Commodore  Jones 
was  suspended  from   the  service  for  seizing   Monte- 

*See  his  portrait. 

Major   Catesby  Jones.  75 

rey  —  he  was  relieved  of  the  command  of  the  Pacific 
Squadron  for  that  act,  not  suspended  from  the  serv- 
ice. At  the  same  time,  our  government  was  glad 
he  acted  as  he  did,  and  there  is  no  telling  how  much 
it  hastened  the  conflict  with  Mexico,  which  gave  us 
an  empire  of  priceless  value."  The  Commodore 
again  commanded  the  Pacific  Squadron  during  the 
latter  part  of  the  Mexican  war,  and  retained  the 
command  for  two  or  three  years  following  its  close. 

For  his  conduct  in  the  battle  on  Lake  Borgne,  the 
State  of  Virginia  presented  him  with  a  sword.  In 
regard  to  this  battle,  I  extract  the  following  from 
"  Naval  History  of  the  United  States,"  by  J.  Feni- 
more  Cooper,  vol.  2,  page  317: 

"  Although  the  loss  of  this  division  of  gunboats 
was  a  serious  impediment  to  the  defense  of  New 
Orleans,  both  the  country  and  the  service  looked 
upon  the  result  of  the  combat  as  a  triumph.  On  the 
latter,  in  particular,  the  resistance  made  by  Mr.  Jones, 
and  the  officers  and  men  under  his  orders,  reflected 
great  honor,  for  it  was  known  to  have  been  made 
almost  without  hope.  Circumstances  compelled  the 
assailed  to  fight  to  great  disadvantage,  and  it  would 
seem  that  they  struggled  to  render  their  chances 
more  equal  by  a  desperate  but  cool  gallantry.  In 
consequence  of  this  defense  it  is  usually  thought,  in 
the  service,  to  bestow  as  much  credit  on  an  officer  to 
have  been  present  at  the  defeat  of  Lake  Borgne,  as 
to  have  been  present  at  a  signal  victory."     *      *      * 

He    was    wounded   during    the    contest,   in    the 

76  Jones  Genealogy. 

shoulder.  He  married,  July  ist,  1823,  (12)  Mary^ 
Walker  Carter,  daughter  of  Charles  B.  Carter, 
of  "  Richmond  Hill,"  Richmond  county,  Virginia, 
and  his  wife,  whose  maiden  name  was  Ann  Beal 
Carter.  Their  children  were:  I.  (1,52)  Meriwether^ 
Patterson  Jones,  lieutenant  in  the  United  States 
Navy,  dead;  H.  (153)  Mary^  Lee  Jones,  married 
Mr.  Beal;  HI.  (154)  Mark^  Catesby  Jones,  died  at 
Lewinsville,  Fairfax  county,  Virginia;  IV.  (155) 
Martha^  Corbin  Jones,  now  residing  in  Washington 

(156)  Philip^  de  Catesby  Jones,  born  about  1792; 
married  Ann  Williams,  of  Winchester,  Virginia; 
died  June,  1873.  He  used  to  be  at  grandpa's  a  great 
deal.  He  contracted  a  proverbial  aversion  for  Ken- 
tuckians,  principally,  I  have  been  told,  because  of 
their  crude  manners,  which  no  doubt  savored  a  good 
deal  of  pioneer  roughness  at  that  time.  He  left 
issue:  I.  (157)  John^  W.  Jones,  dead;  H.  (158) 
Lewin^  T.  Jones,  living  near  Leesburg,  Virginia;  HI. 
(159)  Elizabeth^  Jones. 


(160)  Eusebius^  Jones,  died  young. 


(161)  Elizabeth^    Lee   Jones,  died  unmarried,   in 


(162)  Martha^    Corbin    Jones,    married    William 

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Gordon,  of  Westmoreland  county,  Virginia,  and  they 
had  issue,  as  follows:  I.  (163)  Juliana^  Gordon,  mar- 
ried Rev.  Hayes,  and  they  are  the  parents  of  (164) 
Thomas^  G.  Hayes,  Esq.,  now  commonwealth  at- 
torney and  lawyer  in  Baltimore;  H.  (165)  William^ 
W.  Gordon,  a  soldier  in  the  Mexican  war,  died  of 
fever  in  Mexico;  HI.  (166)  Caroline^  Virginia  Gor- 
don; and,  IV.   (167)  John^  T.  Gordon. 


(168)  Sally^  Skelton  Jones,  married  Henry  Ball, 
of  Westmoreland  county,  and  had  issue:  I.  (169) 
Catesby^  Jones  Ball;  and  H.  (170)  Lattice'  C.  Ball; 
both  dead. 

Issue  of  (150)  Gen.  Roger^  and  Mary  Ann  Mason 

(Page)  Jones. 


(171)  William'  P.  Jones,  who  graduated  at  West 
Point  among  the  first  of  his  class,  and  was  a  lieuten- 
ant in  the  U.  S.  Army.  He  was  killed  at  Fort  Mc- 
Henry,  near  Baltimore,  while  attached  to  Maj.  Ring- 
gold's Battery  of  Artillery. 


(172)  *  Catesby'  ap  Roger  Jones,  who  was  an  offi- 
cer in  the  U.  S.  Navy,  and  a  first  lieutenant  and  then 
commander  in  the  Confederate  States  Navy.  He  was 
second  officer  in  command  of  the  Merrimac  (or  Vir- 

*  See  his  portrait. 

78  Jones  Genealogy. 

ginza),  which  he  commanded  in  person  during  her 
memorable  second  day's  engagement  with  the  Mom- 
107"  in  Hampton  Roads,  March  9th,  1862,  Admiral 
Buchanan  having  gone  ashore  on  account  of  a  wound 
received  in  the  first  day's  fight.  He  is  thus  spoken  of 
by  Capt.  Charles  M.  Fauntleroy,  a  captain  in  the  late 
Confederate  States  Navy,  and  a  gentleman  not  with- 
out honors  won  in  the  service  of  his  country:  "  Catesby 
Jones  was  a  first-class  gentleman,  and  an  officer  of 
distinguished  ability."  He  was  shot  down  on  the 
streets  of  Selma,  Alabama,  June  19th,  1877,  by  a  man 
whose  child  had  had  a  difficulty  with  one  of  his 
children,  when  Capt.  Jones  was  wholly  unexpecting 
and  unprepared  for  such  a  catastrophe.  He  was  a 
man  of  great  purity  of  life  and  practice,  very  quiet 
and  firm,  but  very  determined  in  danger.  He  married 
Miss  Gertrude  Tartt  of  Selma,  Alabama,  who 
survives  him  with  the  following  children,  viz.:  (173) 
"^Roger^  ap  Catesby  Jones;  (174)  Catesby^  ap 
Catesby  Jones,  and  (175)  Tartt^  ap  Catesby  Jones, 
twins,  dead  ;  (176)  Gertrude^  Letitia  Jones;  (177) 
Mary^  Page  Jones  ;  and,  (178)  Mattie^  Moran  Jones. 
From  a  sketch  of  Capt.  Catesby  ap  R.  Jones, 
written  by  Capt.  Robert  D.  Minor  of  the  Confederate 
States  Navy,  I  have  taken  some  lengthy  extracts 
which  may  be  seen  in  the  Appendix.  There  are  also 
other  papers  copied  in  the  Appendix,  which  testify 
abundantly  to  the  distinguished  merit  of  this  accom- 
plished officer  and  gentleman. 

*  See  his  portrait. 


General  Roger  Jones.  79 


(179)  Letitia^  Corbin  Jones,  who  died  in  George- 
town, D.  C. 


(180)  Mary7  Ann  Jones,  who  resides  in  Washing- 
ton, D.  C. 


(181)  Meriwether^  Jones,  who  died  in  infancy. 


(182)  Dr.  Eusebius^  Lee  Jones,  M.  D.,  who  was 
born  Dec.  20th,  1827,  in  Washington,  D.  C,  gradu- 
ated at  Princeton  College  in  the  class  of  1847,  and  re- 
ceived his  diploma  as  an  M.  D,  from  Columbia  Medi- 
cal College,  Washington,  D.  C,  in  April,  1850.  He 
was  appointed  junior  assistant  on  the  house  staff  of 
Bellevue  Hospital  in  May,  1850,  and  subsequently 
occupied  the  position  of  senior  assistant  and  house 
surgeon,  residing  in  the  hospital  as  assistant  surgeon 
for  fourteen  months.  He  acted  as  assistant  surgeon, 
for  a  short  time,  at  Newport  Barracks  in  Kentucky, 
and  afterward  at  Governor's  Island,  N.  Y.  In  1852 
he  settled  in  New  York  city,  and  continued  the 
practice  of  his  profession  in  that  city  until  1873,  when 
he  removed  to  California,  where  he  died  of  inflamma- 
tion of  the  lungs,  on  Jan.  30th,  1876,  at  Oakland  in 
that  State. 

During  the  late  war,  Dr.  Jones  had  entire  charge 
of  the  large  government  hospital  on  David's  Island, 
near  New  York  city.     On  the  23d  day  of  May,  i860, 

8o  Jones  Genealogy. 

he  married  Julia  Calvert  Stuart,  third  daughter  of 
Dr.  Richard  H,  Stuart  and  Julia  Calvert,  at  "Cedar 
Grove,"  King  George  county,  Virginia.  She  died  in 
New  York  city,  on  the  12th  day  of  Feb.,  1861,  leav- 
ing a  son  six  days  old,  who  was  baptized  Roger  ap 
Lee  Jones,  but  who  afterward  changed  his  name  to 
Julian  Stuart  Jones. 

(183)  Julian^  Stuart  Jones  entered  the  University 
of  Virginia  in  the  fall  of  1880,  and  graduated  there- 
from June,  1883.  He  then  entered  the  junior  class 
in  Stevens  Institute  of  Mechanical  Engineering  at 
Hoboken,  New  Jersey.  After  six  months'  study  at 
this  institution,  he  concluded  that  the  profession  of 
law  was  more  congenial  to  his  tastes,  and  entered  the 
law  school  of  the  University  of  Maryland.  Here  he 
received  the  degree  of  LL.  B.  in  June,  1885,  and  was 
admitted  to  the  bar  in  Baltimore,  where  he  is  now  en- 
gaged in  the  practice  of  his  profession. 

In  September,  1873,  Dr.  Jones  married  Martha 
Adams,  only  daughter  of  Charles  Moran  and  Ara- 
bella Jones  Adams,  of  New  York,  who  yet  survives 
him,  and  is  living  in  that  city. 


(184)  Edmonia^  Page  Jones,  who  is  living  in 
Washington,  D.  C. 


(185)  Brig.-Gen.  Roger^  Jones,  who  was  a  graduate 
of  West  Point,  was  for  a  number  of  years  assistant 
inspector-general  of  the  U.  S.  Army,  and  was  after- 

(185)  Brig. -Gen.  Roger  Jones,  late  Inspector  General,  U.  S.  A. 

General  Roger  Jo7ies.  8i 

ward  made  inspector-general,  with  the  rank  of  briga- 
dier-general. As  lieutenant  in  the  U.  S.  Army,  he 
was  in  command  of  Harper's  Ferry  at  the  breaking 
out  of  the  late  war,  and  when  the  Confederates  at- 
tempted to  capture  it,  he  ordered  to  be  thrown  into 
the  Potomac  20,000  stands  of  arms  which  were  stored 
there,  dismantled  the  armory  and  rifle  factory,  and 
marched  to  Washington  hotly  pursued  by  the  Confed- 
erates, for  which  service  he  received  the  thanks  of  the 
government.  He  remained  loyal  to  the  Union  during 
the  late  war.  He  married  Miss  Frederica  Jones,  not 
related,  and  died  at  Fortress  Monroe,;] an.  29th,  1889, 
leaving  his  widow  and  the  following  children  surving 
him : 

(186)  Mary^  Catharine  Jones,  who  married  Percy 
Wisner,  and  they  have  one  child,  a  daughter. 

(187)  Kitty^  Lee  Jones.  And  (188)  Llewellyn^  ap 
Roger  Jones. 


(189)  Walter^  Jones,  who  graduated  at  the  Vir- 
ginia Military  Institute,  at  Lexington,  Virginia.  He 
was  a  lieutenant  in  the  U.  S.  Army,  but  resigned  at 
the  breaking  out  of  the  late  war,  and  joined  the  Con- 
federate army.  He  married  Miss  Brooks,  daughter 
of  William  Brooks,  of  Mobile,  and  died  in  that  city 
in  1875,  leaving  the  following  children  : 

(190)  Walter^  Colomb  Jones,  who  died  under  age, 
at  the  house  of  his  uncle  Skelton  Jones,  in  Macon, 
Georgia,  in  Jan.,  1887. 


82  Jones  Genealogy. 

(191)  William^  Brooks  Jones.     And  (192)  Robert* 

Brodie  Jones. 


(193)  *Charles^  Lucian  Jones,  who  was  an  officer 
in  the  Confederate  States  Navy,  and  rendered  effi- 
cient service  in  various  capacities  ;  under  Flag-Officer 
Josiah  Tatnall,  at  Savannah,  Georgia;  under  Flag- 
Officer  Lynch,  at  Wilmington,  North  Carolina ;  on 
board  the  iron-clad  steamer  North  Carolina,  in  the 
Cape  Fear  river  ;  and  at  Naval  Battery  Buchanan, 
at  Fort  Fisher.  He  was  paymaster  on  the  Confeder- 
ate States  cruiser  Tallahassee  during  her  cruise  along 
the  Atlantic  coast  and  off  New  York  harbor  in  1864. 
He  married,  first,  Mary  Ann  Anderson,  of  Wilming- 
ton, North  Carolina,  who  died  without  issue  ;  and  he 
married,  on  April  2d,  1887,  Sallie  N.  Mills,  daughter 
of  James  G.  Mills,  of  .Savannah,  Georgia.  They 
have  two  children,  (194)  Gertrude*  Page  Jones  and 
(195)  Catesby*  ap  Lucian  Jones.  He  is  at  present 
a  prosperous  commission  merchant  in  Savannah, 
Georgia.  To  no  one  am  I  more  indebted  for  zealous 
co-operation  and  patient  and  uniform  courtesy  in  col- 
lecting materials  for  these  notes,  especially  in  regard 
to  the  descendants  of  (29)  Catesby  Jones.  In  the 
Appendix  is  a  copy  of  a  letter  from  Gen.  Lee  recom- 
mending him  for  promotion,  from  which  I  make  the 
following  extract  : 

"  He  is  a  young  gentleman  of  unexceptional  char- 
acter ;  zealous,  attentive  and  conscientious  in  the  dis- 

*See  his  portrait. 



General  Roger  Jones.  83 


charo^e  of  his  duties.  When  in  command  of  the  De- 
partment  of  South  Carolina,  Georgia,  etc.,  I  had  the 
opportunity  of  witnessing  his  attention  to  duty,  and 
of  knowing  the  estimation  in  which  he  was  held  by 
the  naval  officers  on  that  station."    *   *    * 


(196)  *Capt.  Thos^  Skelton  Jones,  who  was  born 
in  Washington,  D.  C,  on  Dec.  30th,  1837;  served 
in  the  U.  S.  Navy  as  clerk  to  Commander  Richard 
L.  Page  during  three  years'  cruise  in  the  ship  German- 
town,  visiting  the  East  Indies,  China  and  Japan.  On 
his  return  to  the  United  States  he  studied  law,  and 
was  admitted  to  practice  in  the  courts  of  the  District 
of  Columbia  in  1861. 

When  Virginia  seceded  he  was  appointed  lieuten- 
ant in  the  provisional  army  of  Virginia,  and  was  sub- 
sequently made  a  captain  in  the  Confederate  Army. 
He  served  on  the  staff  of  Gen.  Magruder  through 
the  campaign  in  the  Peninsula,  and  rendered  valuable 
service  to  the  "  lost  cause  "  until  the  end  of  the  war. 
After  the  warCapt.  Jones  was  engaged  in  mercantile 
pursuits  in  New  York,  Indiana  and  Texas,  finally  locat- 
ing in  Macon,  Georgia,  where  he  has  been  engaged 
in  a  lucrative  commission  business  for  fifteen  years. 

He  married,  on  Nov.  30th,  1863,  Mary  Elizabeth 
Reedy,  daughter  of  William  Francis  Reedy,  of  Nash- 
ville, and  granddaughter  of  Chas.  Reedy,  one  of  the 
pioneers  of   Middle  Tennessee,  a  man  noted  for  his 

*See  his  portrait. 

84  Jones  Genealogy. 

sterling  qualities.     Her  mother  was  Isabella  Berkley, 
of  Tennessee. 


(197)  Virginia'  Byrd  Jones,  who  is  residing  in 


(198)  Winfield'  Scott  Jones,  thirteenth  child  of 
(150)  Gen.  Roger  Jones,  who  went  to  San  Francisco 
when  a  mere  youth,  is  now  successfully  engaged  in 
business  in  that  city,  being  vice-president  of  the 
Security  Savings  Bank  of  San  Francisco. 

Issue  of  (16)  Frederick*  and  (9)  Jane^  (Swann) 



(199)  John^  Swann,  whose  name  was  changed 
from  Jones  to  Swann  at  the  request  of  his  mother 
and  bachelor  great-uncle,  John  Swann,  who  was 
wealthy,  and,  I  suppose,  it  was  in  the  interest  of  for- 
tune that  his  name  was  changed.  This  great-uncle's 
residence  was  called  "  Swann  Point,"  and  was  in 
North  Carolina.  (199)  John  was  an  only  son,  and 
with  him  ended  the  name  Jones  as  a  surname  in  this 
line  of  descent.  He  married  Sally  Moore,  a 
daughter  of  Gen.  James  Moore  of  Revolutionary 
fame.  Their  issue  were  (200)  John^  Swann,  (201) 
Frederick*^  Jones  Swann,  and  (202)  Maria^  Rhett 
Swann,  who  married  Judge  John  D.  Toomer.  (201) 
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(203)  Sally'  M.  Swann,  of  Wilmington,  North  Caro- 
lina, from  whom  I  obtained  such  information  as  is 
here  given  of  this  family. 


(204)  Rebecca'  Jones,  married  Capt.  William 
Cutlar,  who  was  captain  of  a  sloop. 


(205)  Elizabeth^  Jones,  married  John  Hill;  issue, 
(206)  John^  Hill,   (207)  Frederick^  Jones  Hill. 


(208)  Jane'  Jones,  married  Michael  Sampson. 


(209)  Anne'  Jones,  married  Dr.  Roger  Cutlar. 


(210)  Lucy'  Jones,  married  Dr.  Archie  Cutlar. 

Issue  of    (17)    William'^   and   Lucy    (Carter   nee 

Taliaferro)  Jones. 


(211)  Thomas'  Jones,  the  grandfather  of  Thomas 
Catesby  Jones,  of  Lynchburg;  Walter  N.  Jones,  of 
Petersburg;  and  Frank  Binford,  of  Richmond,  Vir- 
ginia; all  valued  co-laborers  with  me  in  the  prep- 
aration of  these  notes.  He  married  Jeane  Roy,  of 
Green  Plains,  Mathews  county,  Virginia,  a  second 
cousin  on  his  mother's  side.     They  lived  at  "  Marl- 

86  Jones  Genealogy. 

field,"  which  he  Inherited  from  his  father,  who  died 
before  the  law  of  entails  was  abolished.  He  and  his 
wife  died  within  short  intervals  of  each  other,  leav- 
ing a  young  family  to  be  cared  for  by  others. 

(212)  Catharine^  Jones,  the  eldest  child  and  only 
daughter,  was  adopted  by  her  maternal  aunt,  Mrs. 
Bullock,  of  Richmond,  who,  being  wealthy  and  child- 
less, bestowed  on  her  every  care  and  afforded  her 
every  opportunity  that  affection  could  suggest  or 
wealth  supply.  She  married  James  J.  Binford,  a 
prosperous  merchant  of  Richmond,  Virginia,  and  at 
her  death  left  three  sons,  as  follows:  I.  (213)  Frank^ 
Binford,  who  married  Miss  Mollie  R.  Harris,  of 
Petersburg.  He  was  a  hat  merchant  in  the  city  of 
Richmond  prior  to  the  war,  and  after  the  war  was 
clerk  in  the  capitol  until  a  few  years  ago,  when  he  re- 
moved to  Owensboro,  Kentucky.  He  has  returned 
to,  and  is  now  living  in,  Richmond,  Virginia.  (214) 
Catharine^  Roy  Binford,  his  only  child,  is  the  wife  of 
W.  T.  McPherson,  of  Owensboro,  Kentucky,  and 
they  have  one  son,  (215)  Franklin''  Roy  McPherson. 
n.  (216)  James''  Henry  Binford,  son  of  (212)  Cath- 
arine, is  a  merchant  at  Rocky  Mount,  Virginia.  He 
served  three  years  in  Otey  Battery,  Confederate 
States  Army,  during  the  late  war,  and  surrendered  at 
Lynchburg  at  its  close.  HI.  (217)  Alfred^  Roy  Bin- 
ford, son  of  (212)  Catharine,  served  three  years  in 
Otey  Battery,  during  the  late  war;  surrendered  at 
Lynchburg  at  its  close;  lives  at  Rocky  Mount,  Vir- 
ginia; married  Bettie   H.  Wilson,  who  died  leaving 




William  Jones.  87 

two    daughters,    (218)    Bettle^    Herbert    and    (219) 
Mary'  Roy. 

(220)  William^  Roy  Jones,  son  of  (211)  Thomas, 
was  taken  under  guardianship  by  his  uncle  (332)  Col. 
Catesby  Jones,  who  also  bought  the  old  homestead, 
Marlfield.  He  married,  November  25th,  1841,  at 
Marlfield,  his  cousin  Isabella  Taliaferro,  who  was  also 
a  ward  of  Col.  Catesby  Jones,  and  died  at  his  resi- 
dence, in  Gloucester  county,  called  "  Belle  Roy"  in 
honor  of  their  united  names.  He  was  a  consistent 
member  of  the  Methodist  church,  an  Israelite  indeed 
in  whom  there  was  no  guile.  His  widow,  who  now 
resides  in  Richmond,  Virginia,  has  been  a  most  un- 
tiring and  valued  assistant  in  the  preparation  of  these 
notes,  especially  in  regard  to  the  descendants  of  (17) 
William  Jones.  Their  children  were  four  sons,  as 
follows:  I.  (221)  *Thomas^  Catesby  Jones,  born  Oc- 
tober 14th,  1843;  married,  May  17th,  1871,  Rosalie 
Fontaine,  youngest  daughter  of  Col.  Edmond  Fon- 
taine, of  Beaver  Dam,  Hanover  county,  Virginia. 
He  is  an  iron-master  and  general  manager  of  the 
Virginia  Iron  and  Nail  Works,  Lynchburg,  Virginia. 
At  the  age  of  seventeen  he  enlisted  in  Carter's  Bat- 
tery, Confederate  States  Army,  which  was  from  King 
William  county,  and  after  serving  gallantly  for  two 
years  lost  his  left  arm  at  the  battle  of  Gettysburg. 
His  children  are,  (222)  Lou'  Belle,  (223)  Fontaine', 
(224)  William'  ap  Catesby,  (225)  Roy'  Meriwether, 
and    (226)    Rosalie'    Fontaine,  all    baptized    in    the 

*  See  his  portrait. 

88  Jones  Genealogy. 

Episcopal  church,  of  which  their  parents  are  devoted 
members.  II.  (227)  Christopher^  Walker  Jones,  son 
of  (220)  William  Roy,  was  born  Jan.  31st,  1847. 
Before  he  had  attained  his  seventeenth  year  he  en- 
listed in  the  Confederate  States  Army,  and  served 
faithfully  through  the  last  two  years  of  that  fierce 
conflict,  helping  to  fight  the  last  great  battle  at  Appo- 
mattox Court-House.  During  the  war  he  received 
injuries  from  which  he  has  never  recovered.  He  is 
a  member  of  the  Episcopal  church.  III.  (228)  Wil- 
liam^ Roy  Jones,  son  of  (220  )Wm.  Roy,  born  Sept. 
29th,  1850,  a  young  man  of  bright  promise;  died 
at  Belle  Roy  of  consumption  at  the  early  age  of 
twenty-three,  a  member  of  the  Presbyterian  church, 
and  much  beloved  by  all  who  knew  him,  on  ac- 
count of  his  great  amiability  and  bright  social 
qualities.  IV.  (229)  *  Meriwether^  Jones,  son  of 
(220)  Wm.  Roy,  was  born  at  Belle  Roy,  May  30th, 
1853.  At  the  age  of  seventeen  he  entered  the  Vir- 
ginia Military  Institute,  where  he  remained  through 
a  course  of  four  years  and  graduated  with  distinction, 
taking  the  second  degree  in  a  class  of  forty-five.  He 
is  now  engaged  in  the  mercantile  business  in  Rich- 
mond, Virginia,  and  is  a  member  of  the  Episcopal 

(230)  Thos^  Henry  Jones,  son  of  (211)  Thomas, 
married  Rosa  Day,  of  Manchester,  Virginia.  He  was 
a  distinguished  graduate  of  Randolph-Macon  Col- 
lege ;   was  a  preacher  and  member  of  the   Methodist 

*  See  his  portrait. 



William  Jo7ies.  89 

church,  and  was  for  twenty  years  a  greatly  esteemed 
member  of  the  Virginia  Conference,  which  he  served 
to  the  day  of  his  death.  See  a  memoir  of  his  life 
and  services  in  the  Appendix.  His  wife  survived 
him  but  a  few  years.  Their  children  were,  I.  (231) 
Robert^  Catesby  Jones,  who  married  his  cousin  (338) 
Mollie  Brook  Smyth.  They  are  living  in  Richmond, 
and  have  four  children,  (232)  Robert^  C,  (233)  Lucy^ 
Catesby,  (234)  Brook^  Nelson,  and  (235)  Rose^  Lilian. 

II.  (236)  *  Walter^  Nelson  Jones,  son  of  (230) 
Thos.  Henry,  was  born  August  8th,  1850;  married 
Ada  Virginia  Vaughan,  daughter  of  Benjamin  Bois- 
seau  Vaughan,  of  Petersburg,  on  Nov.  25th,  1875. 
They  reside  at  Petersburg,  where  he  is  engaged 
in  bark  and  sumac  milling  and  in  the  tobacco  busi- 
ness. He  was  a  volunteer  soldier  in  the  Confederate 
States  Army,  surrendering  with  General  Lee  at  Ap- 
pomattox Court-House,  when  he  was  yet  but  four- 
teen years  of  age.  In  the  spring  of  1889,  I  was 
entertained  by  him  and  his  wife  at  their  home  in 
Petersburg,  and  I  shall  not  soon  forget  the  cozy 
picture  of  domestic  love  and  happiness  which  their 
home  life  revealed  to  me.  They  have  five  boys, 
viz.:  (237)  Walter^  N.,  (238)  Benjamin^  Vaughan, 
(239)  Thomas^  Catesby,  (240)  LemueP  Roy,  and 
(241)  Robert^  Francis.  They  are  members  of  the 
Presbyterian  church. 

III.  (242)  Lilian^  Roy  Jones,  who  is  an  only  daugh- 
ter of  (230)  Thomas  Henry. 

*  See  his^portrait. 

90  Jones  Genealogy. 

(243)  John^  Walker  Jones,  son  of  (211)  Thomas, 
was  adopted  by  his  maiden  aunt  Clara  Jones,  who 
was  affording  him  every  opportunity  for  education 
and  culture,  when  he  died  suddenly  at  school,  aged 
about  sixteen  yearsi 


(244)  Col.  William^  Jones,  who  was  born  in  1764, 
married  Charity  Buckner,  of  Gloucester  county,  Vir- 
ginia, an  orphan  girl  of  wealth  and  many  personal 
attractions.  She  died  without  issue,  and  he  married 
her  cousin,  Mrs.  Eliza  Cook,  a  charming  and  superior 
woman  with  five  grown  children.  He  studied  law 
with  his  brother-in-law,  John  Catlett,  Esq.,  between 
whom  and  himself  there  ever  existed  the  warmest 
confidence ;  Mr.  Catlett,  at  his  death,  leaving  Col. 
William  his  executor  without  security,  and  guardian 
of  his  children  ;  and  Col.  William,  in  turn,  leaving 
his  nephew,  John  Catlett,  Jr.,  who  read  law  under 
him,  executor  of  his  estate,  without  security.  He 
was  a  man  of  great  mark  in  his  day  ;  served  in  the 
War  of  J  81 2,  and  was  colonel  of  militia  for  many 
years.  He  was  eminently  distinguished  in  his  pro- 
fession, practicing  in  the  courts  of  all  the  surround- 
ing counties,  and  was  commonwealth  attorney  for 
twenty-five  years,  and  until  the  day  of  his  death.  It 
is  said  that  he  served  in  the  State  Senate  and  House 
of  Representatives  for  ten  years,  and  was  elector  for 
his  district  as  long  as  he  lived. 

He  was  a  great  snuffer  and,  therefore,  properly 
enough  a  great  sneezer.     He  was  a  fair  orator,  an 

William  Jones.  '  91 

earnest  speaker,  and  was  possessed  of  a  stentorian 
voice  whose  echoes  are  yet  scarcely  hushed  about  the 
precincts  of  Gloucester  Court-House.  He  received 
as  a  portion  of  his  first  wife's  patrimony  a  place 
called  "  Concord,"  lying  immediately  on  York  river, 
where  he  lived  for  half  a  century,  dispensing  an  ele- 
gant hospitality  to  all  who  chose  to  claim  it.  His 
home  was  a  school  to  all  children  who  entered  it,  in 
all  that  pertained  to  manners,  morals  and  education. 
He  was  very  exact,  perhaps  fastidiously  so,  in  his 
observance  of  the  rules  of  correct  speaking.  Indeed, 
he  was  remarkably  systematic  and  exact  in  every 
thing  —  shaved  and  dressed  each  morning  with  as 
much  particularity  as  if  he  were  expecting  a  dinner 
party  ;  and  his  large  old-fashioned  silver  watch,  as  if 
not  to  be  outdone,  kept  honest  time,  it  is  said,  for 
forty  years,  without  once  stopping  or  his  once  for- 
getting to  wind  it  up. 

Having  no  child  of  his  own,  he  first  adopted  his 
youngest  brother  Catesby,  whom  he  educated  at 
William  and  Mary  College  ;  and  after  Catesby's 
marriage,  he  adopted  his  eldest  daughter,  Lucy 
Taliaferro,  called  Lucy  Catesby,  to  distinguish  her 
from  other  Lucys  of  the  family. 

He  died  of  pneumonia  on  Nov. — ,  1847,  ^^  the 
ripe  old  age  of  eighty-three,  full  of  years  as  he  was 
truly  full  of  honors.  He  was  a  Unitarian  in  faith, 
but,  though  not  a  professing  Christian,  he  was  a  fre- 
quent, and  always  attentive,  listener  to  the  preachers 
of  other  denominations.      He  was  a  large  and  indul- 

92  Jones  Genealogy. 

gent  slaveholder,  of  great  local  influence,  which  he 
always,  and  many  times  with  good  effect,  exerted  in 
behalf  of  peace  and  good-fellowship  among  his  neigh- 
bors. "  Blessed  are  the  peace-makers;  for  they  shall 
be  called  the  children  of  God." 


(245)  Elizabeth^  Jones,  who  married  Dr.  John 
Banks,  of  King  William  county,  Virginia.  They 
built  on  her  portion  of  the  Marlfield  tract,  and  died 
in  quick  succession  of  each  other,  leaving  a  daughter 
and  three  sons  to  be  divided  among  their  relatives. 
The  daughter  died  in  childhood.  The  sons  were  as  fol- 

I.  (246)  Thomas'^  Banks,  who  studied  law  under 
his  uncle  William  Jones,  with  whom  he  always  lived. 

II.  (247)  William^  Banks,  who  married  his  first 
cousin,  Martha  Catlett.  Their  home  was  "Wood- 
bury" on  York  river,  near  Concord.  They  had  but 
one  child,  (248)  Thomas^  William  Banks,  who  inher- 
ited also  the  farm  next  adjoining,  called  "  Clay  Bank," 
where  Clay  Bank  Wharf  now  stands,  from  his  uncle, 
(246)  Thomas  Banks.  (247)  William  Banks  died 
young,  and   his   widow    married    Charles   Thruston. 

III.  (249)  Dr.  John^  Banks,  a  physician,  who  set- 
tled at  Centreville,  in  King  and  Queen  county,  where 
he  married  Miss  Carleton,  and  soon  after  died  with- 
out issue.  (248)  Thomas  W.  Banks,  falling  heir  to 
this  branch  of  the  family  also,  became  very  wealthy. 
He  married  his  first  cousin  Eugenia  Baytop,  a  grand- 

William  Jones.  93 

daughter  of  John  Catlett,  and  lived  at  Clay  Bank. 
He  served  in  the  Confederate  Army  throughout  the 
late  war,  and  died  a  prisoner  of  war  at  Fortress 
Monroe  about  the  close,  leaving  a  son  and  two 
daughters.  The  son,  (250)  William*  Eugene  Banks, 
died  soon  after  attaining  man's  estate.  The  daugh- 
ters were,  (251)  Cora^  C.  Banks,  who  married  Robert 
M.  Sinclair,  and  they  have  three  children,  (252) 
Roberta'  Sinclair,  (253)  Blanch'  Sinclair,  and  (254) 
William'  Sinclair;  (255)  Florence*  C.  Banks,  who 
married  Henry  Sinclair,  a  brother  of  Robert,  and 
they  have  two  children,  (256)  Lizzie'  Sinclair,  and 
(257)  Henry'  Sinclair. 


(258)  Christopher^  Jones,  father  of  Dr.  Francis 
Duvall  Jones,  Dr.  Walter  F.  Jones,  and  Mrs.  Lom- 
bard Carter,  and  grandfather  of  John  C.  Talia- 
ferro, of  Richmond,  Dr.  William  F.  Jones,  of 
Gloucester  Court-House,  and  cousin  Anna  Jones, 
who  has  been  an  earnest  and  helpful  co-laborer 
with  me  in  this  work.  He  married  Mary  Du- 
vall, of  Gloucester  county,  and  settled  in  Petersburg, 
where  by  his  great  energy  and  good  management  he 
accumulated  a  neat  fortune,  with  which  he  returned 
to  Gloucester  and  purchased  a  valuable  farm  on 
York  river,  which  he  called  "  Portan,"  Here  he  died 
leaving  a  family  of  six  sons  and  two  daughters,  as 

(259)  Dr.  William^  Jones,  who  settled  in   Lancas- 

94  Jones  Ge7iealogy. 

ter  county,  and  who  married  Mrs.  Fanny  Gilmer  nee 
Downman,  a  daughter  of  Raleigh  Downman,  of 
Belle  Isle,  Lancaster  county,  whose  only  son,  dying 
without  issue,  left  his  mother  heir  to  a  handsome 
estate.  They  had  two  sons  and  a  daughter,  who  in 
quick  succession  followed  their  mother  to  the  grave, 
leaving  the  doctor  childless.  He  married  again,  a 
Mrs.  Downman,  widow  of  his  first  wife's  brother,  and 
mother  of  Dr.  Yates  Downman,  of  Lancaster  county. 
He  died  soon  after  this  marriage,  and  after  his  death 
a  daughter,  (260)  Willie^  was  born,  who  died  at  the 
age  of  eighteen,  and  the  property  went  to  his  broth- 
ers, Dr.  Francis  Duvall  Jones,  Dr.  Walter  F.  Jones, 
and  his  sister,  Mrs.  Mary  Carter. 

(261)  Robert^  Catesby  Jones,  son  of  (258)  Chris- 
topher, was  a  man  of  rare  qualities  of  mind  and  great 
comeliness  of  person.  He  read  law,  but  becoming 
deeply  interested  in  religion  he  became  a  minister  of 
the  Gospel.  He  married  Miss  Harriet  Tabb,  of 
Amelia  county,  a  lady  of  fortune  and  rare  attrac- 
tions. They  died  early  in  life,  leaving  a  daughter, 
(262)  Harriet^  Roberta,  who  died  in  infancy,  and  the 
property  went  to  his  brothers.  Dr.  Francis  Duvall 
Jones  and  Dr.  Walter  F.  Jones. 

(263)  Dr.  Francis^  Duvall  Jones,  son  of  (258) 
Christopher,  married,  first,  his  first  cousin,  Elizabeth 
New,  and  entered  upon  the  practice  of  his  profession  at 
Gloucester  Court-House.  Here  his  wife  died,  leaving 
him  a  daughter,  (264)  Bettie^  who  died  unmarried. 
He  then   married  his    cousin,   (360)    Lucy    Peck,  a 

William  Jones.  95 

granddaughter  of  (25)  Dr.  Walter  Jones.  They 
lived  at  "  Goshen,"  Dinwiddie  county,  a  valuable 
farm  inherited  from  his  brother,  (261)  Robert 
Catesby  Jones.  His  second  wife  dying  here,  left 
him  four  daughters  and  a  son,  as  follows:  I. 
(265)  Anna^  Jones,  who  has  rendered  me  much 
assistance  in  the  preparation  of  this  sketch,  espe- 
cially that  part  of  it  relating  to  the  family  and  de- 
scendants of  (17)  William  Jones.  Much  of  the  ma- 
terial was  obtained  by  cousin  Anna  direct  from  her 
venerable  father,  who  but  recently  departed  this  life, 
and  who  possessed  a  wonderfully  strong  and  clear 
memory  upon  matters  connected  with  his  family. 
II.  (266)  Fannie^  Jones,  daughter  of  (263)  Dr. 
Francis  Duvall,  married  Dr.  Robert  Brook  Talia- 
ferro, a  brother  of  Mrs.  William  Roy  Jones.  He 
was  a  gallant  soldier,  and  rode  with  Gen.  J.  E.  B. 
Stuart  in  all  his  raids  throughout  the  late  war.  He 
died  in  1882,  leaving  children,  (267)  John^  C.  Talia- 
ferro; (268)  Robert^  Catesby  Taliaferro;  (269)  Wil- 
liam^ F.  Taliaferro;  (270)  Henry^  Taliaferro;  (271) 
Charles^  M.  Taliaferro;  and  (272)  Thomas^  Lucian 
Taliaferro,  all  of  whom  now  reside  in  Baltimore,  ex- 
cept John  C.,  who  is  in  business  in  Richmond,  Vir- 
ginia. Two  other  sons,  (273)  Frank^  Taliaferro  and 
(274)  Fred^  Taliaferro,  died  in  childhood.  III.  (275) 
Alice^  daughter  of  (263)  Dr.  Francis  Duvall, 
married  (18)  Capt.  Americus  V.  Wiatt,  of  Glouces- 
ter county.  She  died  in  a  short  time,  leaving  one 
daughter,    (276)    Lucy^    Alice    Wiatt,    who  married 

96  Jones  Genealogy. 

Mr.  Reynolds,  of  Norfolk.  IV.  (277)  Christopher^ 
Jones,  only  son  of  (263)  Dr.  Francis  Duvall,  died  be- 
fore attaining  his  majority.  V.  (278)  Harriet' Jones, 
daughter  of  (263)  Dr.  Francis  Duvall,  died  in  early 
life.  Dr.  Jones  died  at  the  advanced  age  of  seventy- 
nine,  at  the  house  of  his  sister,  Mrs.  Mary  Carter,  in 
Lancaster  county. 

(279)  Thomas^  Jones,  son  of  (258)  Christopher,  died 
in  early  life. 

(280)  Christopher^  Jones,  son  of  (258)  Christopher, 
was  a  lawyer  of  bright  promise,  who  died  in  early  life. 

(281)  Dr.  Walter^  F.  Jones,  son  of  (258)  Christo- 
pher, married  Fanny  Ellen  Wellford,  and  located  in 
Petersburg,  where  he  was  a  successful  physician  for 
many  years,  and  until  he  received  a  large  legacy  from 
his  brother  William's  estate,  when  he  returned  to 
Gloucester  and  purchased  an  elegant  farm  on  North 
river,  which  he  called  Waverly.  Since  the  war,  altered 
circumstances  have  compelled  him  to  resume  the 
practice  of  his  profession,  in  which  he  has  always  ex- 
celled, being  now  a  leading  physician  in  his  county. 
His  wife  died  a  few  years  since,  leaving  him  three 
sons  and  two  daughters,  as  follows  :  I.  (282)  Lucy' 
Wellford  Jones,  married  Major  Wm.  K.  Perrin,  of 
Gloucester  county,  and  they  have  children,  (283) 
Fanny'  W.  Perrin,  (284)  William^  K.  Perrin,  (285) 
Walter^  C.  Perrin,  (286)  John'  T.  Perrin,  (287)  Ralph' 
W.  Perrin,  and  (288)  Sally'  Perrin.  H.  (289) 
Mollie'  C.  Jones,  daughter  of  (281)  Dr.  Walter  F. 
\\\.  (290)    Dr.   William'  F.  Jones,  son  of  (281)  Dr. 

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William  Joties.  97 

Walter  F.,  is  a  promising  young  physician,  at  Glou- 
cester Court-House,  who  lately  married  Miss  Kate 
Hooe,  of  Fauquier  county,  and  they  have  one  child, 
(291)  Sallie^  M.  Jones,  He  entered  the  Confederate 
Army  before  he  was  of  conscript  age  in  Company 
"A,"  Fifth  Virginia  Cavalry,  and  bore  the  reputation 
of  a  brave  soldier,  participating  in  all  the  fights  of 
the  "fighting  Fifth,"  as  it  was  called.  IV.  (292) 
Horace''  Wellford  Jones,  son  of  (281)  Dr.  Walter  F., 
is  a  druggist  at  Gloucester  Court-House.  He  has 
married  two  great-granddaughters  of  John  Catlett, 
Sr.,  first,  his  cousin  Ella  Waller,  who  died  without 
issue  ;  and  he  is  now  married  to  Fanny  W.  Nelson, 
and  they  have  one  child,  (293)  William^  N.  Jones. 
V.  (294)  Robert^  Catesby  Jones,  youngest  son  of 
(281)  Dr.  Walter  F.,  married  Sally  Hooe,  sister  of 
Dr.  William  F.  Jones'  wife. 

(295)  Elizabeth^  Jones,  daughter  of  (258)  Christo- 
pher, died  in  childhood. 

(296)  Mary^  Jones,  daughter  of  (258)  Christopher, 
married  Addison  Lombard  Carter,  an  enterprising 
and  public-spirited  young  man,  who  lost  a  large  for- 
tune during  the  late  war,  and  who  is  now  dead,  hav- 
ing left  his  family  in  good  circumstances.  Of  their 
seven  children  they  raised  only  one,  (297)  Lelia^  Car- 
ter, who  married  Mr.  Ball,  a  lawyer,  of  Lancaster 
county,  and  they  have  children,  (298)  Al  L.  Ball, 
(299)  Lelia®  Genevieve  Ball,  (300)  Maria^  Louise  Ball, 
and  (301)  Thosl  Warner  Ball. 


98  Jones  Genealogy. 


(302)  Walker^  Jones,  father  of  Dr.  Walker  F.  Jones, 
and  Capt.  William  ap  W.  Jones,  both  of  Gloucester 
county,  and  grandfather  of  Geo.  Booth  Field  and 
others.  He  settled  in  Petersburg,  with  his  brother 
Christopher,  when  they  were  young  men.  Here  he  like- 
wise accumulated  a  considerable  fortune,  and  return- 
ing to  Gloucester,  he  purchased  a  valuable  farm  near 
Gloucester  Court-House,  which  he  called  "Shelter." 
He  married  (16)  Eliza  Maria  Wiatt,  of  Sommerville, 
Gloucester  county,  a  lady  of  literary  tastes  and  great 
sprightliness  of  mind,  but  of  delicate  health.  They 
raised  two  sons  and  two  daughters,  as  follows  : 

(303)  Lucy^  Taliaferro  Jones,  who  was  born  at 
"Concord,"  about  1820,  and  who  married  Chas. 
Wortley  Montague,  a  lawyer,  of  Gloucester  county. 
She  died  in  a  short  time,  leaving  two  children,  (304) 
Catesby^  Montague  and  (305)  Lucy^  Lee  Montague, 
both  of  whom  went  with  their  father  to  the  State  of 
Arkansas,  where  they  now  live.  Lucy  Lee  married 
Dr.  Brunson,  of  Augusta,  Arkansas,  who  is  now  dead, 
leaving  her  a  widow  with  two  children,  (306)  Robert^ 
Brunson  and  {^'^y)  Lucy^  T.  Brunson. 

(308)  Dr.  Walker^  Frederick  Jones,  son  of  (302) 
Walker,  has  been  a  successful  physician  in  active 
practice  in  Gloucester  county  for  some  forty  years 
past.  He  married  Martha  A.  Baytop,  granddaughter 
of  John  Catlett,  Sr.  Their  home  is  "  Sunnyside,"  in 
Gloucester,  where  they  have  reared  a  family  of  four 
daughters  and  two  sons,  as  follows  :  (309)  Eliza^  W. 

William  Jones.  99 

Jones,  (310)  Lucy^  Jones,  married  her  cousin  (318) 
Charles  Jones,  (31 1)  Frederick^  Jones,  (312)  Mollie^ 
Graham  Jones,  (313)  James^  Baytop  Jones,  and  (314) 
Mattie^  A.  Jones,  who  married  Dr.  John  B.  Broaddus. 
Dr.  Walker  was  an  ardent  lover  of  "  the  lost  cause," 
and,  although  beyond  the  conscript  age,  was  with  dif- 
ficulty restrained  from  entering  the  Confederate  Army 
by  the  entreaties  of  his  friends  and  neighbors,  who 
begged  him  to  remain  at  home  and  attend  their 
families  in  sickness. 

(315)  Capt.  AVilliam^  ap  Walker  Jones,  son  of 
(302)  Walker,  married  S.  Maria  Pollard,  of  King 
and  Queen  county.  On  May  6th,  1861,  being  beyond 
the  conscript  age,  he  entered  the  Confederate  Army 
as  second  lieutenant  of  Gloucester  Artillery ;  was 
transferred  with  his  company  to  the  4th  Va.  Heavy 
Artillery;  then  first  lieutenant  in  the  34th  Va.  In- 
fantry ;  commanded  his  company  after  the  death  of 
its  captain  ;  was  wounded  near  Farmville  ;  surren- 
dered at  the  close  of  the  war  in  command  of  his  own 
company  and  Co.  "  K,"  of  the  34th  Va.  Infantry  (the 
"King  and  Queen  Artillery"),  that  company  having 
no  officers  present  for  duty.  His  eldest  son  Walker 
used  to  spend  much  of  his  time  in  the  garrison  with 
his  father,  although  he  was  only  eleven  years  of  age, 
and  when  his  father's  company  was  called  out  to  man 
the  heavy  guns  of  the  fort,  he  would  beg  to  serve  as 
"powder  monkey,"  as  the  soldiers  called  it.  Capt. 
Jones  is  a  lawyer  in  active  practice  at  Gloucester 
Court-House.    His  children  are,  (316)  Walker^  Jones, 

lOO  Jones  Genealogy. 

(317)  Sallys  Taliaferro  Jones,  (318)  Charles^  Jones, 
who  married  his  cousin,  (310)  Lucy  C.  Jones,  and 
they  have  two  children,  (319)  Frederick^  William, 
and  (320)  Catesby^  Graham  Jones. 

(321)  Clara^  Walker  Jones,  daughter  of  (302) 
Walker,  a  lady  of  great  personal  attractions  and 
most  amiable  disposition,  but  of  delicate  health,  who 
died  early  in  life,  married  Wm.  Stephen  Field,  a  son 
of  Geo.  Booth  Field,  and  an  adopted  son  of  Col. 
Wm.  Stephen  Field.  He  was  a  gentleman  of  wealth 
and  fine  personal  appearance  who  likewise  died  early 
in  life.  Only  two  of  their  children  survive  them,  to- 
wit :  I.  (322)  Sally^  Todd  Field,  who  was  reared  by  her 
maternal  aunt,  Mrs.  John  Lightfoot  of  Port  Royal. 
She  married  Hugh  Morson,  and  they  are  now  living 
in  Raleigh,  North  Carolina,  with  an  increasing  fam- 
ily, n.  (323)  George^  Booth  Field,  son  of  (321) 
Clara  Walker,  married  (21)  Laura  C.  Wiatt,  of 
Gloucester,  where  they  live  with  an  increasing  family 
of  three  sons,  (324)  William^  Wiatt  Field,  (325) 
William^  Stephen  Field,  and  (326)  John^  A.  Field  ; 
and  two  daughters,  (327)  Clara^  Walker  Field,  and 
(328)  Charlotte^  Laura  Field. 


(329)  Clara^  Jones,  never  married,  died  Aug.,  1S55. 


(330)  Lucy''  Jones,  who  married  Col.  William 
Field,  of  Gloucester.     They  had  three  children,  all 

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Concluded,  page  102. 

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of  whom  died  young  without  having  been  married  ; 
one  of  them,  (331)  Anne^  is  said  to  have  been  re- 
markably pretty.  Mrs.  Field  survived  her  husband 
many  years,  was  a  large  and  indulgent  slaveholder, 
and  died  at  "  Hickory  Hill,"  their  family  seat,  Sept., 
1856,  at  the  advanced  age  of  seventy-six. 

(332)  Col.  Catesby^  Jones,  father  of  Dr.  John 
Taliaferro  Jones,  of  Albemarle,  Maryus  Jones, 
Esq.,  of  Gloucester  Court-House,  grandfather  of 
Mrs.  R.  B.  Munford,  of  Richmond,  Va.,  and  of 
Catesby  Brooke  Jones,  of  St.  Paul,  Minn.  He  was 
born  at  "Marlfield,"  and  married  for  his  first  wife  Mol- 
lie  Brook  Taliaferro,  daughter  of  Jack  Taliaferro,  of 
King;  William.  She  died  after  the  birth  of  seven 
children,  and  he  married  her  cousin  Mary  Ann 
Brooke  Pollard,  of  King  and  Queen  county.  He 
was  reared  and  educated  by  his  brother,  Col.  William 
Jones  of  Concord ;  was  educated  at  William  and 
Mary  College,  and  became  a  successful  lawyer  in  his 
own  and  adjoining  counties.  He  was  a  captain  in 
the  War  of  181 2,  and  subsequently  colonel  of  militia 
in  his  county.  He  was  a  great  Free  Mason,  and  was 
for  a  long  time  master  of  Botetourt  Lodge  at  Glou- 
cester Court-House.  He  was  a  devoted  Episcopalian, 
and  long  a  vestryman,  contributing  liberally  to  the 
support  of  the  church  and  to  the  creature  comforts 
of  its  ministers.  He  was  an  excellent  manager  and 
provider,   his   home   being  the  abode  of  plenty,  and 

I02  Jones  Genealogy. 

his  table  groaned  under  an  abundance  of  hospitality 
that  was  free  to  all  who  chose  to  partake.  It  was  a 
custom  of  the  two  brothers,  Cols.  William  and 
Catesby,  to  spend  a  day  in  alternate  weeks  with  each 
other,  when  they  would  have  a  large  gathering  of  the 
family  connections,  and  these  happy  reunions  are  to 
this  day  fondly  remembered  by  the  few  survivors. 

(333)  Lucy^  Taliaferro  Jones,  called  Lucy  Catesby 
for  distinction,  eldest  daughter  of  Col.  Catesby,  as 
soon  as  she  could  be  separated  from  her  parents,  was 
adopted  by  (244)  Col.  William  Jones,  her  uncle,  who 
watched  over  her  with  parental  care  and  afforded  her 
every  opportunity  for  education,  travel  and  improve- 
ment available  at  that  time.  She  married  Mr.  Thomas 
Smyth,  a  prosperous  merchant  of  Petersburg,  and  a 
native  of  Ireland,  to  whom  she  was  a  devoted  wife 
for  thirty  years,  and  until  he  died,  leaving  her  four 
children,  as  follows  :  I.  (334)  Margaret^  Eliza 
Smyth,  born  in  Petersburg,  July,  1848,  married  Capt. 
Edward  Graham  of  Petersburg,  a  gallant  captain  of 
artillery  in  the  Confederate  Kxm.y,  who  lately  died, 
leaving  her  two  children,  (335)  Alice^  Catesby  Gra- 
ham, and  (336)  Edward^  Graham,  Jr.  They  are  liv- 
ing in  Richmond,  Virginia,  and  are  members  of  the 
Presbyterian  church.  II.  {^ZZl^  Kate''  Smyth,  a 
daughter  of  (333)  Lucy  Catesby,  died  in  childhood. 
III.  (338)  Mollie''  Brook  Smyth,  another  daughter, 
married  her  cousin  (231)  Robert  Catesby  Jones. 
See  under  his  name.  IV.  (339)  Arthur^  William 
Catesby  Smyth,  only  son  of  (333)   Luc}^  Catesby,  is 




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Williavi  Jo7tes.  103 

a  commercial  traveler,  whose  home  is  in  Richmond. 
V.  (340)  Lucy^  Catesby  Smyth,  youngest  daughter 
o^  {.ZZZ)  Lucy  Catesby,  married  R.  B.  Munford,  of 
Richmond,  who  had  one  child  by  a  former  marriage, 
Robert  Beverly  Munford,  and  one  son  by  this  mar- 
riage, (341)  John^  Henry  Munford,  born  Janu- 
ary 17th,  1889. 

(342)  Dr.  John^  Taliaferro  Jones,  eldest  surviving 
son  of  (332)  Col.  Catesby  and  his  first  wife,  won  an 
excellent  reputation  as  surgeon  in  the  Confederate 
Army,  not  only  by  his  professional  skill,  but  by  his 
kindness  and  tender  consideration  for  his  patients. 
He  married  Lizzie  G.  Hill,  daughter  of  Edward 
Hill,  of  Frenchtown,  King  William  county.  They 
now  reside  in  Albemarle  county,  and  have  two  chil- 
dren, (343)  Lucy^  Catesby  Jones,  and  (344)  Lance- 
lot Jones. 

(345)  Robert^  Brooke  Jones,  youngest  son  of 
(332)  Col.  Catesby  and  his  first  wife,  married  Eliza- 
beth Goodloe,  of  King  William,  an  adopted  daughter 
of  Edward  Hill,  of  Frenchtown,  King  William 
county.  "  Brooke,"  as  he  was  called,  was  a  gallant 
cavalryman,  and  rode  with  dashing  Stuart  until  the 
fatal  battle  at  Yellow  Tavern,  near  Richmond, 
where  he  and  his  general  rode  to  their  death. 
There  never  lived  a  braver,  or  a  more  conscientious, 
upright,  Christian  gentleman  than  "  Brooke"  Jones. 
He  left  an  only  child,  (346)  Catesby^  Brooke  Jones, 
now  of  St.  Paul,  Minnesota,  who  married  April  11, 
1889,  Josephine  Weisiger  White,  daughter  of  William 

I04  Jones  Genealogy. 

Lambeth  White,  of  Richmond,  and  his  wife,  whose 
maiden  name  was  Laura  Jones,  of  Petersburg,  a 
different  family. 

(347)  William^  ap  Catesby  Jones,  eldest  son  of 
(332)  Col.  Catesby  and  his  second  wife,  never  mar- 
ried. He  was  signal  officer  on  the  staff  of  Gen. 
Richard  Taylor,  where  he  rendered  conspicuous  ser- 
vice. He  was  captured  after  a  gallant  defense  of 
St.  Joseph,  Louisiana  —  a  defense  that  won  the 
strongest  commendations  of  his  general  and  the  ap- 
plause of  the  whole  army.  He  had  been  selected  by 
Gen,  Taylor  on  account  of  his  coolness  and  bravery 
to  command  a  squad  of  picked  men  who  were 
sent  forward  to  hold  an  important  point  until  rein- 
forcements could  be  had.  When  all  his  men  but  two 
were  killed  or  wounded,  he  broke  his  sword  over 
his  knee  and  surrendered,  declaring  that  the  enemy 
should  never  have  his  sword.  He  was  sent  a  prisoner 
of  war  to  Camp  Morton,  Indiana,  where  he  died  of 
pneumonia,  in  March,  1864.  He  was  one  of  the  pur- 
est, most  unselfish  and  noblest  of  men.  His  name 
was  a  synonym  for  courage  and  gallantry.  The  cele- 
brated Major  Norris,  the  founder  of  the  Confederate 
States  signal  service,  was  heard  to  say  that  two  of 
the  best  men  he  ever  knew  were  named  Catesby 
Jones,  one  the  gentleman  in  question,  the  other 
(172)  Catesby  ap  Roger  Jones,  of  the  Merrimac. 

(348)  Maryus^  Jones,  youngest  son  of  (332)  Col. 
Catesby  and  his  second  wife,  was  born  July  8th, 
1844;  married  Mary  Armistead  Catlett,  daughter  of 

William  Jones.  105 

the  Hon.  John  Walker  Catlett  and  his  wife  Fanny 
K.  Burwell,  of  Dinwiddie  county,  and  granddaughter 
of  John  and  Ann  Carter  Catlett,  of  Timberneck, 
Gloucester  county.  His  somewhat  peculiar  name 
came  about  in  this  manner:  he  was  the  child  of  his 
father's  old  age,  who  had  cherished  the  hope  of  hav- 
ing a  daughter  to  name  for  his  two  wives,  each  of 
wlfom  was  named  Mary;  but,  being  disappointed  in 
this,  he  gave  to  his  last  child  the  nearest  name  to 
Mary  that  he  could.  Maryus  Jones  served  through 
the  late  war  with  distinguished  gallantry,  in  Com- 
pany "  D,"  24th  Virginia  Cavalry,  Confederate 
States  Army.  As  I  have  not  been  furnished  with 
an  account  of  his  service,  I  am  limited  to  this  short 
notice  of  his  army  record.  After  the  war,  being  then 
in  his  twenty-first  year,  he  completed  his  education 
at  Virginia  University,  and  sometime  afterward  un- 
dertook the  profession  of  law,  which  he  has  con- 
tinued to  practice  with  eminent  success,  and  has  also 
served  two  terms  as  Commonwealth  attorney.  His 
children  are,  (349)  William^  Catesby  Jones,  (350) 
Hetty^  Catlett  Jones,  (351)  John^  Walker  Carter 
Jones,  and  (352)  Anne^  Burwell  Jones. 


(353)  Frederick^  Jones,  youngest  son  of  (17)  Wil- 
liam Jones,  died  in  childhood. 

io6  Jones  Genealogy. 

Issue   of   (25)    Dr.   Walter*   and  Alice  (Flood) 



(354)  *Gen.  Walter^  Jones,  born  at  "  Hayfield," 
Lancaster  county,  Virginia,  Oct.  7th,  1776,  died  in 
Washington  city,  Oct.  14th,  1861.  He  read  law  in 
Richmond  under  Bushrod  C.  Washington,  afterward 
associate  justice  of  the  Supreme  Court  of  the  United 
States,  and  before  he  was  of  legal  age  was  admitted 
to  the  bar  of  his  native  State,  where  he  early  achieved 
distinction.  He  removed  to  Washington  at  an  early 
period,  and  there  continued  the  practice  of  law  with 
distinguished  success  until  his  last  illness.  By  Presi- 
dent Jefferson  he  was  appointed  attorney  for  the  Dis- 
trict of  Potomac  in  1802,  and  for  the  District  of  Co- 
lumbia in  1804,  and  resigned  his  office  in  182 1.  In 
May,  1808,  he  married  Ann  Lucinda  Lee,  a  lady  dis- 
tinguished for  her  piety,  her  beauty,  and  her  social 
and  domestic  qualities.  She  was  a  daughter  of  Chas. 
Lee,  attorney-general  of  the  United  States  under 
Washington  and  Adams,  by  his  first  marriage  with 
Ann,  daughter  of  Richard  Henry  Lee,  the  patriot 
and  statesman. 

From  the  beginning  of  his  residence  in  Washing- 
ton, Gen,  Jones  practiced  before  the  Supreme  Court, 
and  was  engaged  in  a  large  number  of  important 
cases   before   that  tribunal,  as  well  as  the  courts  of 

*See  his  portrait. 

(354)  Gen.  Walter  Jones,   of  Washington,   D.   C. 

(from  portrait  by  St.  Memin  in 

Library  of  Congress). 

Dr.    Walter"  Jo7ies.  107 

Maryland  and  Virginia.  Among  these  may  be  men- 
tioned the  Girard  will  case,  the  Gaines  will  case, 
McCulloch  V.  Maryland,  and  the  Randolph  will  case. 
The  case  of  the  Chesapeake  &  Ohio  Canal  Co.  v.  Balti- 
more &  Ohio  R.  R.  Co.,  reported  in  4  Gill  (Md.  Re- 
ports), preserves  a  highly  rhetorical  chancery  pleading 
by  him.  The  following,  taken  from  a  private  con- 
temporary note  of  the  arguments  in  the  Girard  will 
case,  may  be  of   interest  : 

"  Hon.  Daniel  Webster  opens  his  argument  in  the 
Girard  will  case  with  a  eulogy  on  Gen.  Jones,  extoll- 
ing his  generosity  and  magnanimity  ;  the  simplicity, 
modesty,  and  beauty  of  his  character,  as  well  as  his 
transcendent  talents  ;  closing  his  panegyric  by  stat- 
ing that  Gen.  Jones  had  had  few  equals,  and  no  supe- 
riors at  the  bar." 

Abundant  testimony  to  his  character  and  ability 
may  be  found  in  the  memoirs  of  his  great  associates 
and  rivals  at  the  bar.  Rufus  Choate  (Orations,  p. 
228)  speaks  of  "the  silver  voice  and  infinite  analyti- 
cal ingenuity  and  resources  of  Jones."  See,  also, 
Wheaton's  Life  of  Pinkney  ;  R.  H.  Dana's  statement 
of  Judge  Story's  account  of  Scenes  in  the  Supreme 
Court  of  the  United  States.  He  was  a  wide  reader, 
was  devoted  to  the  Latin  classics  and  general  litera- 
ture, and  wrote  frequently  in  the  editorial  columns  of 
the  National  Intelligencer.  A  review  by  him  of  Miss 
Bremer's  work,  written  for  his  own  amusement  on 
the  blank  leaves  of  one  of  her  novels,  was  published 
in  the  Protestant  Episcopal  Quarterly  Review  \x\  1856, 

io8  Jones  Genealogy. 

A  very  able  paper,  written  in  refutation  of  the  doc- 
trine of  universal  salvation,  gives  evidence  of  an  un- 
swerving faith  in  the  Christian  religion,  and  also  an 
intimate  and  thorough  knowledge  of  the  Holy  Scrip- 

He  was  small  in  stature,  and  had 'brilliant  and  very 
expressive  brown  eyes.  Flis  voice  was  sonorous,  and 
his  articulation  so  distinct  that  he  could  be  heard 
with  ease  in  the  largest  court-room.  Happening  to 
be  in  Baltimore  during  the  riot  of  1842,  he  addressed 
the  crowd  from  Battle  Monument  Square,  counseling 
order  and  obedience  to  law  with  the  happiest  effect. 
The  title  of  general,  commonly  given  him,  was  due 
to  his  appointment  as  major-general  of  militia  in  the 
District  of  Columbia.  He  took  part  with  the  militia 
in  the  battle  of  Bladensburg  in  the  second  war  with 
England.  He  was  one  of  the  founders  of  the  African 
Colonization  Society,  and  of  the  Washington  National 
Monument  Society  ;  and  showed  public  spiritedness 
by  his  connection  with  other  enterprises  for  the  gen- 
eral good.  In  his  last  illness,  speaking  of  death,  he 
said,  "  It  will  be  to  me  a  new  birth.  Like  the  unfet- 
tered ox  freed  from  his  yoke,  I  shall  feed  in  pastures 
fresh  and  green."  Again  he  said,  *'  I  throw  myself 
upon  Providence  as  an  infant  does  upon  the  breast 
of  its  mother." 

The  following  extracts  are  from  a  letter  written  by 
Bishop  Wm.  Pinckney  to  his  granddaughters  : 

"It  was  my  privilege  to  visit  your  grandfather  in 
his  last  illness,  and  to  express  to  him  the  sympathy  I 



Dr.    Walter  Jones.  109 

felt  for  him  in  the  close  of  his  suffering  and  eventful 
life.  His  mind  was  singularly  clear  to  the  last,  and 
a  more  remarkable  mind  was  never  incased  in  a  frail 
mortal  body.  I  had  often  been  spell-bound  by  his 
majestic  eloquence,  the  vigor  and  scope  of  his  logic, 
and  the  breadth  and  compass  of  his  imagination,  over 
which  there  were  constantly  playing  the  flashes  of  a 
wit  that  nothine  could  resist.  I  considered  him  one 
of  the  first  of  the  mental  giants  of  his  day  —  the  last 
link  in  a  chain  of  mental  greatness  that  bound  us  to 
a  ereater  aee.  He  united  in  a  wonderful  decree  the 
most  opposite  qualities,  brilliancy  and  depth,  and 
poured  forth  the  stream  of  his  rich  and  original 
thought  in  a  fluency  not  more  wonderful  for  its  rich- 
ness than  for  its  classic  purity.  You  can  well  imag- 
ine my  feelings  when  I  was  called  to  see  him  as  a  pastor. 
I  felt  that  I  was  in  the  presence  of  one  who  illumined 
every  subject  he  touched  ;  who  saw  deeper  into  a  sub- 
ject than  any  other  man  I  had  ever  approached  in  so 
near  a  relationship,  and  whose  powers  were  not  weak- 
ened by  age.  I  felt  too  that  the  great  truths  of  the 
Gospel  were  familiarized  to  his  mind  by  long  study 
and  extensive  reading  of  the  word  of  God  and  its 
ablest  and  most  learned  expounders."     ^'     "^     * 

"  No  one  held  hypocrisy  in  greater  dread.  No  one 
bore  a  more  willing  testimony  to  the  truth  of  revela- 
tion, or  more  scathingly  denounced  infidelity  in  all 
its  phases."     "'     '^     '^ 

"  I  attended  his  funeral  and  read  the  sublime  bur- 
ial service  at  his  grave.     And  never  was  I  more  pro- 

I  lo  Jones  Genealogy. 

foundly  impressed  with  the  vanity  of  earthly  things 
than  when  I  cast  my  eyes  over  the  sympathizing 
group  that  gathered  around  his  bier.  The  elder 
members  of  the  bar  who  had  seen  him,  when  in  the 
fullness  of  his  strength,  he  walked  the  arena  the  first 
among  his  peers,  were  there  to  pay  the  last  token  of 
respect  to  the  memory  of  a  brother  whose  graces  added 
lustre  to  a  profession  that  a  Mansfield  and  a  Mar- 
shall adorned,  and  whose  eloquence  placed  his  country 
on  a  pedestal  that  Rome  and  Greece  would  not  be 
ashamed  to  occupy.  The  younger  members  of  the 
bar  were  there  also,  who  will  cherish  the  stimulus  of 
his  fame,  as  they  carve  out  for  themselves  a  memory 
that  shall  live  after  them.  The  greatest  living  mind 
had  passed  from  earth." 

The  other  children  of  (25)  Dr.  Walter  Jones  were: 
n.  (355)  William^;   III.  (356)  Thomas^ ;   IV.  (357) 
Frederick^ ;  V.  (358)  Lucius^ ;  all  died  unmarried. 

VI.  (359)  Anne^  Jones,  a  daughter  of  (25)  Dr. 
Walter,  married  Mr.  Peck,  of  Richmond  county,  Vir- 
ginia, one  of  whose  daughters,  (360)  Lucy^  Peck, 
married  (263)  Dr.  Francis  Duvall  Jones;  another 
daughter,  (361)  Elizabeth^  Harriet  Peck,  married 
(58)  Col.  Jas.  Lucius  Davis. 

VII.  (362)  Elizabeth^  Jones,  daughter  of  (25)  Dr. 
Walter,  married,  first.  Dr.  Ellyson  Currie,  and  left 
one  son,  (363)  Dr.  Ellyson^  Currie,  Jr;  married,  sec- 
ond, Raleigh  Downman  ;  both  of  Lancaster  county, 

VIII.  (364)  Marias  Jones,  eighth  child  of  (25)  Dr. 






General  Walter  Jones.  1 1 1 

Walter,  married  Mr.  Dandridge,  of  Lancaster,  and 
had  one  child,  (365)  Ella*^  Dandridge.  They  re- 
moved to  Alabama. 

Issue  of  (354)   General  Walter^  and   Ann    Lu- 

ciNDA  (Lee)  Jones. 


(366)  Virginia^  Collins  Jones,  married  Dr.  Thos. 
Miller,  a  prominent  physician,  of  Washington,  D.  C, 
and  for  many  years  a  leading  member  of  his  profes- 
sion in  that  city.  He  died  September  27th,  1873, 
leaving  issue,  as  follows  : 

L  (367)  Walter^  Jones  Miller,  died  in  infancy;  IL 
(368)  Thos.^  Miller;  III.  (369)  Anne^  Lee  Miller, 
died  in  infancy  ;  IV.  (370)  Anne^  Thornton  Miller, 
married  Sterling  Murray,  of  Maryland;  V.  (371) 
Virginia^  Miller;  VI.  (^Zl'^^  Sarah^  Cornelia  Miller; 
married  Arthur  Fendall,  a  lawyer,  of  Washington, 
D.  C,  and  they  have  issue,  (yZ']Z)  Thos.^  Miller  Fen- 
dall, and  (374)  Mary^  Arthur  Fendall;  VII.  (375) 
Thos.^  Jessup  Miller,  a  lawyer,  of  Washington,  D.  C, 
died  July,  1886;  and  VIII.  (376)  Geo.^  Richards 
Miller,  M.  D..  a  young  physician  of  bright  profes- 
sional promise,  who  died  of  consumption  at  the  age 
of  twenty-six. 

(^2)11)  Walter*^  Jones,  died  at  the  age  of  nineteen 
of  typhus  fever,  contracted  while  a  student  at  the 
University  of  Virginia. 

1 1 2  Jones  Genealogy. 


(378)  Nanette^  Lee  Jones,  married  Dr.  Robert  E. 
Peyton,  of  Fauquier  county,  Virginia,  who  died  July 
15th,  1872.  Their  issue  were  as  follows:  I.  (379) 
Walter^  Peyton,  dead;  II.  (380)  Anne^  Lee  Peyton  ; 
III.  (381)  Eliza^  Gordon  Scott  Peyton;  IV.  (382) 
Robert^  Eden  Peyton,  married  Cornelia  Foster,  of 
Fauquier  county,  Va.,  and  they  have  issue,  (383) 
Nanette^  Lee  Peyton  ;  (384)  Robert^  Eden  Peyton ; 
(385)  Thos.«  R.  Peyton  ;  (386)  Mary^  Anne  Peyton  ; 
(387)  Catharine^  Peyton ;  (388)  Cornelia^  Peyton, 
and  (389)  Lucelia^  Peyton. 


(390)  Rosina^  Jones,  who  married  Rev.  Joseph 
Packard,  D.  D.,  now  Dean  of  the  Virginia  Theologi- 
cal Seminary,  and  for  fifty  years  a  professor  of  lan- 
guages there.     Their  issue  were  as  follows  : 

(391)  Anna^  Lucinda  Lee  Packard,  who  died  May, 


(392)  Walter''  Jones  Packard,  who  was  a  lieuten- 
ant in  the  Confederate  Army,  and  died  of  fever  in- 
duced by  long  marches  and  great  privations  suffered 
in  the  summer  of  1861. 

(393)  Joseph^  Packard,  Jr.,  a  lawyer,  of  Balti- 
more, who  married,  first,  Mrs.  Dillon,  of  Georgia, 
and  they  had  issue,  (394)  Laura^  Lee  Packard  ;  (395) 
Elizabeth^  Priolean  Packard,  and  (396)  Rosa^  Pack- 
ard. He  married,  second.  Miss  Meta  Hannewinkle, 
of  Richmond,  Va.,  and  they  have  issue,  (397)  Mar- 
garet^ Packard,  and  an  infant  daughter. 


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General  Walter  Jones.  113 

(398)  William^  Packard,  who  was  a  soldier  in  the 
Confederate  Army.  He  was  distinguished  for  his 
bravery  and  soldierly  bearing,  and  died  a  prisoner  of 
war  at  Point  Look  Out,  Maryland,  in  November, 
1863,  in  his  nineteenth  year. 

(399)  Rosa^  Packard,  who  married  Rev.  Wil- 
liam H.  Laird,  of  Maryland,  who  has  charge  of  the 
Episcopal  Church  at  Rockville.  They  have  nine 
children,  as  follows  :  L  (400)  Rosina^  Laird,  died  in 
infancy;  IL  (401)  William^  H.  Laird;  IIL  (402) 
Wilhelmina^  Goldsborough  Laird  ;  IV.  (403)  Anne^ 
Lee  Laird;  V.  (404)  Joseph^  Packard  Laird;  VL 
(405)  William^  Winder  Laird;  VII.  (406)  Martha^ 
Laird;  VIII.  (407)  Cornelia^  Laird,  and  IX.  (408) 
Walter^  Jones  Laird. 

(409)  Mary^  Packard,  died  young. 

(410)  Chas.''  Lee  Packard,  died  in  infancy, 

(411)  Cornelia^  Jones  Packard. 

(412)  Mary^  Packard. 

(413)  Rev.  Thos.^  Jones  Packard,  now  of  Halifax, 
Va.,  who  married  Martha  Cunningham,  of  North 
Carolina,  and  they  have  two  sons,  (414)  John^  Cun- 
ningham Packard,  and  (415)  Joseph^  Packard. 

(416)  Catharine^  Jones  Packard,  daughter  of  (390) 
Rosina,  died  in  childhood. 


(417)  Elizabeth^  Mary  Jones,  who  married  H.  T. 
Harrison,  of  Leesburg,  Va.  They  had  nine  chil- 
dren, as  follows : 


114  Jones  Genealogy. 

I.  (418)  Anne^  Harriette  Harrison,  who  died  of 
consumption  at  the  age  of  eighteen. 

II.  (419)  Elizabeth^  Lee  Harrison,  who  married 
Geo.  Grayson,  of  Loudoun  county,  Va.,  and  died  in 
Baltimore,  Dec.  2d,  1875. 

(420)  Walter''  Jones  Harrison,  who  married,  first, 
Annie  Powell,  daughter  of  Dr.  William  Powell,  of 
Alexandria,  Va.  Their  issue  was  one  son,  (421) 
Henry^  T.  Harrison.  He  married,  second,  Anne 
Benedict,  daughter  of  Prof.  Benedict,  and  their  issue 
are,  (422)  Rebecca^  Harrison,  and  (423)  Maria^ 
Washington  Benedict  Harrison. 

(424)  Henry^  T.  Harrison,  a  lawyer  of  Leesburg, 
Va.,  who  married  in  Jan.,  1885,  Anne  Lee,  daughter 
of  Major  John  F.  Lee,  of  Washington,  D.  C. 

Also  (425)  Maria''  Washington  Harrison  ;  (426) 
Alice^  J.  Harrison;  (427)  Bushrod^  Washington 
Harrison,  died  young;  (428)  Edward^  Burr  Harrison. 

(429)  Mary^  Jones  Harrison,  married  Frank  Con- 
rad, a  lawyer  of  Leesburg,  Va.,  and  they  have  one 
child,  (430)  Harriette^  Harrison  Conrad. 


(431)  Charles^  Lee  Jones,  of  Washington,  D.  C, 
died  in  1869. 


(432)  Alice^  Jones,  died  in  childhood. 


(433)  Catharine^  Ella  Jones,  who  died  in  Shanghai, 
China,  in  the  active  discharge  of  her  duties  as  a  mis- 

General  Walter  Jones.  1 1 5 

sionary,  whilst  civil  wars  and  contagious  diseases 
were  devastating  that  country,  to  the  latter  of  which 
she  fell  a  victim,  Nov.  24th,  1863. 


(434)  Anne^  Harriette  Jones,  who  married  Matthew 
Harrison,  a  prominent  lawyer  of  Leesburg,  Va.;  they 
had  issue  as  follows  : 

(435)  Sarah^  Powell  Harrison,  who  married  Dr. 
W.  R.  Winchester,  of  Maryland,  now  of  Macon, 
Georgia.  Their  issue  were,  (436)  Nancy^  Harrison 
Winchester;  (437)  Matthew^  Harrison  Winchester, 
died  in  infancy;  (438)  Mary^  Harrison  Winchester, 
and  (439)  Thos.^  Harrison  Winchester. 

(440)  Thos.^  Walter  Harrison,  a  lawyer  of  Win- 
chester, Va.,  who  married  Julia  Knight,  of  Maryland, 
and  they  had  children,  (441)  Arabella^  Harrison,  and 
(442)  Catharine^  Harrison. 


(443)  Frances^  Lee  Jones,  who  is  now  living  in 
Washington,  D.  C. 


(444)  Sarah'^  Cornelia  Jones,  living  in  Florida. 


(445)  Violetta^  Lansdale  Jones,  who  died  Aug. 
28th,  1875. 


(446)  Thos.^  William  Jones,  who  was  drowned  in 

1 1 6  Jones  Genealogy. 

the  Rio  Grande,  while  engaged  under  Gen.  William 
Emory  in  running  the  boundary  line  between  the 
United  States  and  Mexico  in  1853. 


(447)  Lucy^   Leontine  Jones,    fourteenth  child  of 
(354)  Gen.  Walter,  died  in  childhood. 



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Mark  Catesby  to  Mrs.  Pratt,  later  the  wife  of  (4)  Col.  Thos.  Jones. 
Seal  on  this  letter,  page  118. 

The  Catesby  Family.  117 


HavinQT  o-Iven  some  account  of  the  male  line  of 
our  ancestry,  we  will  add  what  we  have  been  able  to 
obtain  of  our  ancestresses  and  their  families  ;  and 
having  recorded  in  the  fore  part  of  this  narrative 
such  information  as  we  had  of  the  Hoskins  and 
Walker  families,  the  next  in  order  is  properly  the 
Catesby  family,  which  appears  to  have  been  a  favorite 
family  and  family  name  with  us  from  our  first  con- 
nection with  it.  The  family  is  of  Welsh  origin,  and 
has  long  been  considered  one  of  the  most  ancient 
and  respectable  families  in  England,  whether  titled 
or  otherwise.  The  mother  of  Elizabeth  Pratt,  nee 
Cocke,  who  was  the  wife  of  (4)  Col.  Thos.  Jones  and 
who  is  an  ancestress  of  our  entire  known  Jones  family, 
except  only  the  descendants  of  (3)  Frederick  Jones, 
was  Elizabeth  Catesby,  sister  of  the  naturalist  and 
artist,  Mark  Catesby. 

Dr.  Cocke  married  her,  it  is  supposed  in  the  mother 
country,  before  they  emigrated  to  Virginia.  So  far 
as  I  have  been  able  to  learn,  the  name  "Catesby" 
does  not  occur  among  the  surnames  of  the  United 
States.  After  the  death  of  Dr.  Cocke,  she  married 
in   1724-5    Col.  John   Holloway,  a  wealthy  and  sue- 

1 1 8  Jones  Genealogy. 

cessful  lawyer  of  Williamsburg,  whom  she  survived 
several  years,  dying,  it  is  presumed  without  issue  by 
him,  on  March  4th,  1755,  aged  seventy-four  years. 
Col.  Holloway  was  speaker  of  the  House  of  Burgesses 
for  fourteen  years,  and  for  eleven  years  was  treasurer 
of  tbe  Colony.  (See  Camp.  Hist.  Va.,  p.  415.)  It 
is  more  than  probable  that  she  and  her  posterity  are 
the  only  ones  that  ever  transmitted  the  blood  of  the 
Catesbys  in  the  New  World. 

The  marriage  articles  between  her  and  Col.  Hollo- 
way  are  among  our  family  papers  in  a  good  state  of 
preservation.  Mrs.  Cocke  had  two  brothers,  John 
Catesby  and  Jekyll  Catesby,  besides  Mark  the  natu- 

She  also  had  a  sister  Rachel,  who  was  the  wife  of 
Geo.  Rutherforth  and  lived  with  him  at  his  country 
seat  in  England,  where  she  was  frequently  visited  by 
her  nieces,  Mrs.  Jones  and  her  sister  Rachel  Cocke. 
There  are  letters  in  my  possession  from  George 
Rutherforth  and  also  from  John  Catesby  addressed 
to  Mrs.  Jones  as  "  Dear  Niece."  See  in  the  Ap- 
pendix. In  one  of  these  letters,  from  Geo.  Ruther- 
forth, which  is  dated  June  27th,  1728,  he  writes, 
"your  uncle  Mr.  Jekyl,  together  with  Mr.  Bruce  and 
your  aunt  are  removed  from  Hedingham  to  his  house 
at  Lammarsh."  Both  of  the  places  mentioned  are  in 
Essex  county,  about  ten  miles  apart. 

Among  the  published  letters  of  Gov.  Alexander 
Spottswood,  published  by  the  Va.  Hist.  Society, 
vol.  2,  is  one  to  the  Lord  Bishop  of  London,  dated 

Enlarged   from  seal  on  letter  of  Mark  Catesbj',  dated  1722,  to  his  niece, 

Mrs.  Pratt,  later  the  wife  of  (4)  Col.  Thos.  Jones — facsimile  of 

letter,  page  116.     No.  3  or  4  in  Garter's  letter,,  page  292. 

The  Catcsby  Family.  1 1 9 

November  i6th,  1713,  in  which  he  mentions  a  "  parcel  " 
of  seeds  which  he  had  sent  to  his  Lordship,  and  to 
which  he  refers  in  the  following  language  : 

"These  are  collected  by  a  gentleman  now  in  this 
country,  a  nephew  of  Mr.  Jekyll's  of  Castle  Haning- 
ham,  and  one  very  curious  in  such  things." 

Now,  Mark  Catesby  was  in  Virginia  at  the  date  of 
that  letter,  for  the  purpose  of  studying  the  natural 
products  of  the  country,  and  there  is  in  my  mind 
little  or  no  doubt  that  he  is  the  gentleman  to  whom 
it  refers.  It  is  sufficiently  evident,  I  think,  that  the 
"  Mr.  Jekyl,"  of  Hedingham,  in  Geo.  Rutherforth's 
letter  is  the  "  Mr.  Jekyll,"  of  Castle  Haningham,  in 
Gov.  Spottswood's  letter,  and  that  Mr.  Jekyll's  home 
in  Hedingham  was  in  reality  Castle  Hedingham, 
which  by  mistake  has  been  written  or  published  as 
"  Castle  Haningham." 

It  should  be  noted  in  this  connection  that  Mark 
Catesby  had  a  son  Jekyll. 

I  am  convinced  by  these  coincidences  that  Mark 
Catesby's  mother  was  a  sister  of  the  Mr.  Jekyll  men- 
tioned, that  Mr.  Jekyll  was,  therefore,  a  great-uncle 
of  Mrs.  Jones,  and  that  the  "aunt"  referred  to  in 
Geo.  Rutherforth's  letter  was  the  wife  of  "  Mr.  Bruce" 
and  was  another  sister  of  Mr.  Jekyll. 

Mark  Catesby's  son  Jekyll  became  a  merchant  in 
London,  and  appears  to  have  kept  up  the  family 
correspondence,  especially  with  Mrs.  Jones,  his  cousin. 
One  of  his  letters  is  headed  "  London,  January  31st, 
1753,"  in  which  he  informs  Mrs.  Jones  of  the  death  of 

I20  Jo7ies  Genealogy. 

her  brother,  WilHam  Cocke,  while  on  his  passage  to 
England  ;  and  concludes,  "  I  desire  to  be  remembered 
to  my  aunt  and  family.  I  am,  madam,  your  affection- 
ate cousin,  and  very  humble  servt,  Jekyll  Catesby." 

The  arms  used  by  Mark  Catesby  on  the  seal  of  a 
letter  to  his  niece  Mrs.  Pratt,  afterward  Mrs.  Jones, 
of  date,  June  22d,  1722,  appear  to  be,  argent,  two 
lions  passant.  There  is  an  impression  of  a  crest  only 
on  a  letter  headed  "  Berwick,  November  17th,  1728," 
from  her  uncle,  John  Catesby,  to  this  lady,  which  ap- 
pears sufficiently  plainly  to  be  an  an.telope's  head  and 
part  of  the  neck  argent,  but  as  a  part  of  the  neck  is 
broken  off  it  cannot  be  told  whether  it  is  couped  or 
erased.  There  is  also  an  impression  of  a  crest  on 
the  seal  of  a  letter  to  Mrs.  Jones  from  her  cousin, 
Jekyll  Catesby,  of  date,  January  31st,  1753,  which 
appears  quite  plainly  to  be  a  phoenix  displayed,  aris- 
ing out  of  a  nest  ablaze. 

There  are  among  our  papers  several  letters  from 
Mark  Catesby  to  his  niece,  Mrs.  Jones,  in  which  she 
is  always  addressed  in  terms  of  the  greatest  affection 
as  his  "  Dear  Niece."     See  Appendix. 

It  is  said  that  while  Mark  Catesby  was  in  Virginia 
collecting  materials  for  his  Natural  History,  he  spent 
a  good  portion  of  his  time  at  "  Windsor,"  the  seat  of 
Major  Woodford,  who  married  his  niece,  Ann  Cocke. 
We  have  some  hundred  sheets  of  his  Natural  History, 
which  were  sent  to  Mrs.  Jones  as  they  were  published. 
The  sheets  are  in  size  about  twelve  by  fifteen  inches, 
and  in  some  cases  are  taken  up  by  the  engraving  of  a 

Enlarged  from  seal  on  letter  of  John  Cateshy  to  his  niece,  the  wife  of  (4) 

Col.  Thos.  Jones,  then  in  England,  dated  1728.     Superscription  on 

same,  page  124.     No.  2  in  Garter's  letter,  page  292. 

The  Cocke  Family.  1 2 1 

single  bird  or  a  bird  and  plant.  The  descriptions 
are  in  two  columns,  one  English  and  one  French.  It 
is  dedicated  to  Queen  Caroline,  and  in  the  prospec- 
tus appear  among  its  patrons  the  names  of  dukes 
and  others  of  the  more  illustrious  nobility  and  gen- 
try of  England.  He  died  in  London,  December 
23d,  1749.     See  notice  of  his  death  in  the  Appendix. 


There  is  in  Virginia  a  numerous  and  highly  res- 
pectable family  bearing  this  name,  for  an  extensive 
pedigree  of  which  see  the  Richmond  Standard  of 
April  3d  and  loth,  1880;  but  I  am  not  prepared  to 
say  that  any  of  them  are  related  to  Dr.  William 
Cocke,  from  whom  we  are  descended.  Dr.  Cocke 
married  Elizabeth  Catesby,  sister  of  the  naturalist, 
Mark  Catesby.  He  is  transmitted  to  us  as  "  Secre- 
tary Cocke,"  and  I  never  heard  of  him  in  any  other 
capacity  until  I  discovered  among  my  grandfather's 
papers  the  following  copy  of  the  inscription  which 
is  carved  on  a  marble  scroll  fixed  in  the  wall  over  his 
tomb  in  the  old  Episcopal  church  at  Williamsburg, 
Virginia,  where  he  was  buried.  It  was  enclosed  in 
a  letter  of  date,  1753,  from  Catesby  Cocke,  son  of 
Dr.  Cocke,  to  his  sister  Elizabeth,  wife  of  (4)  Col. 
Thos.  Jones,  and  is  as  follows  : 

122  Jones  Genealogy. 











HE    WAS,    MANY    YEARS,    OF    THE    COUNCIL 


IN    THE    REIGN    OF    QUEEN    ANNE     AND    KING    GEORGE. 








AT    THE    WEST    SIDE    OF    THE    ALTAR, 


John  Catesby  to  his  niece,  Mrs.  Pratt,  after  the  death  of  her  husband  and 

before  her  marriage  to  (4)  Col.  Thos.  Jones,  date  1724-5  (?). 

Concluded  on  page  124. 

The  Cocke  Family.  123 

Dr.  Cocke  resided  in  Williamsburg.  His  mother 
was  named  (i)  Susan',  and  there  is  among  our  pa- 
pers a  letter  of  condolence  from  this  old  lady  in 
Eneland  to  her  orrand-dauQrhter  Elizabeth,  soon  after 
the  .death  of  her  first  husband,  Mr.  Pratt.  I  was  in 
Williamsburg  in  the  summer  of  1884,  where  I  stopped 
over  for  a  day  on  my  return  from  Old  Point  Com- 
fort. The  old  Episcopal  church  is  still  standing 
there  in  a  good  state  of  preservation,  and  is  still 
used  by  the  Episcopal  congregation  as  a  house  of 
worship.  In  the  yard  are  the  moss-embedded  tomb- 
stones of  some  of  the  proudest  families  of  proud  old 
Virginia,  and  on  them  are  the  engraved  and  embossed 
arms  of  this  transplanted  English  aristocracy,  which 
tell  of  an  age  almost  forgotten,  in  a  language 
scarcely  intelligible  to  their  own  posterity.  I  entered 
the  church,  curious  to  know  if  there  yet  remained 
any  traces  of  the  scroll  to  the  memory  of  my  an- 
cestor, when,  turning  my  eyes  to  "  the  west  side  of 
the  altar,"  I  beheld  imbedded  in  the  wall  a  neatly 
engraved  marble  scroll,  fresh  looking  almost  as  if  it 
had  been  but  lately  placed  there,  and  containing  the 
inscription  of  which  the  above  is  -sl  fac  simile. 

Issue  of  (2)   Dr.  William^  and  Elizabeth 
(Catesby)  Cocke. 


(3)  Elizabeth^  Cocke,  who  was  born  August  29th, 
1 701,  married  September  4th,  1720,  William  Pratt,  a 
merchant,  of  Gloucester  county,  Va. ;  second,  married 

124  Jones  Genealogy. 

February  14th,  1725,  (4)  Col.  Thos.  Jones,  of  Wil- 
liamsburg, Va.,  and  died  in  Northumberland  county, 
Va.,  March  nth,  1762.  By  her  first  marriage  she 
had  issue  :  I,  (4)  Elizabeth'*  Pratt,  born  August  7th, 
1 72 1,  lived  only  nine  weeks.  II.  (5)  Elizabeth'' 
Pratt,  born  August  6th,  1722,  married  February  24th, 
1742,  Walter  King,  merchant,  of  Williamsburg, 
This  gentleman  was  in  England  a  great  deal,  and 
appears  to  have  been  on  terms  of  considerable  favor 
with  the  government.  I  think  it  was,  perhaps, 
through  his  influence  that  one  of  the  Randolphs 
held  an  office  in  the  colony.  III.  (6)  Keith'*  Wil- 
liam Pratt,  who  was  born  April  i8th,  1724,  and  was 
educated  in  England,  where  he  lived  with  his  great- 
uncle  John  Pratt,  in  London,  until  the  latter's  death 
in  1 73 1.      Keith  William  died  in  1744. 

By  her  second  husband  she  had  many  children  and 
became  the  ancestress  of  all  of  our  family  of  Joneses 
in  Virginia,  Kentucky  and  the  South,  except  only  the 
descendants  of  (3)  Frederick  Jones,  of  North  Carolina. 
She  was  evidently  a  lady  of  superior  attainments, 
intellectually  and  socially,  and  was  doubtless  pos- 
sessed of  no  ordinary  personal  attractions.  Although 
but  a  short  time  elapsed  after  the  death  of  her  first 
husband  until  her  marriage  with  Col.  Jones,  it  ap- 
pears that  in  the  interval  she  had  declined  an  offer 
of  marriage  from  a  Mr.  Blair,  who,  I  infer,  was 
most  probably  John  Blair,  nephew  of  Commissary 
James  Blair.  She  had  an  uncle  of  her  first  husband 
who  lived   in    Manor  street,  Chelsea,  London.      He 

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1.  Conclusion  of  John  Catesby's  letter. 

2.  Superscription  on  another  letter  to  the  same  lady  from  John  Catesby, 

dated  1728.     Seal  on  this  letter,  page  120. 

The  Cocke  Family.  125 


wrote  a  great  many  letters  to  her,  whom  he  invariably 
addressed  in   terms  of  the   Greatest   affection  as  his 
"  dear  niece,"  and  always  signed   himself  "  Your  af- 
fectionate uncle  J.  Pratt."     In   one  of  his  letters  of 
1725,  he  writes:  "I  am  glad  the  accomplished  Mr. 
Blair  hath  met   with   such  a  repulse  ;  he  shal  never 
be  respected  by  me  as  a  father  in  Law  to  my  two  Dear 
Babes ;   nor   yet,  as  a  husband    to   my  niece    Eliz*- 
Pratt:"     *      *      *       In   another   of  same   year    he 
writes  "  this    day    Coll°.  Spotswood    was   pleased  to 
make  me  a  visit  at  my  house  in  Chelsea  ;  he  told  me 
y'   since  his   return   from   Scotland  he   found  y^  Sir 
William   Keith   was   upon  y^  brink  of  being  turned 
out  of  his  government   in   Pensylvania,  but  since  he 
came  to  court  he  hath  put  a  stop  to  y^  proceedings  ; 
so   y'   Sir  William   will  keep   y^  government    still." 
*       *       *       "  These  you   may   communicate  to  Sir 
W"    Keith's  friends  in  Virg^"     In  another,  directed 
to  this   lady  after  her  marriage   to   Col.    Jones,  and 
while  she  was  at  the  Bath,  England,  of  date  "  Ocf^  y^ 
2ist,    1728,"  he   writes:    "Col.   Spotswood   inquired 
after  yours   and    Mr.    Randolph's   health,  and  what 
time    Mr.    Randolph    would    come    from    the    Bath. 
I   told   the   CoP.  as   Mr.  Randolph   told  me  that  he 
would  set  out  from  the  Bath  the  nixt  Wednsday  come 
sevenight;  my  services  to   Mr.   Randolph;  Mr.  and 
Mrs.  Axford  when  you  see  them."     -^fr     *     *     j^  one 
of    date   April    2d,  1725,  he  writes:    "  Now  tell  you 
that  Col°.  Spotswood  was  married  about  a  month  ago 
to    a   daughter    of  Mr.    Braine  who  was  formerly  a 

126  '         Jones  Genealogy. 

Stewart  of  Chelsea  college.  Y^  young  lady  is  said 
to  be  wonderful  pretty,  but  no  money.  Y''  Col°.  hath 
taken  a  house  in  Duke  street,  near  y^  park,  where  he 
now  lives  and  doth  not  intend  to  return  to  Virginia 
any  more."  *  *  ^-  In  one  of  his  letters  dated  "Lon- 
don, Oct.  y^  26th,  1724,"  to  (4)  Col.  Thos.  Jones,  he 
begins  with  "My  Dear  Son  Jones,"  calls  him  in  the 
body  of  the  letter  "my  son  Jones,"  and  concludes 
with  "  my  humble  service  to  Mr.  Bray,  Mr.  Randolph 
&  Mr.  Chiswell,  hoping  you  will  accept  y*^  same  from 
him  who  is  Yor  humble  Servt  &  Loving 


J.  Pratt." 

In  a  letter  to  the  same  lady,  1 725,  he  writes  —  "  Yo"" 
Unkle  Mr.  Catesby  is  well  &  is  to  make  me  a  Visit  in 
a  little  time  at  Chelsea."  *  «-  *  In  still  another, 
dated  Jany.  ist,  1725.  he  writes —  ''"■  *  ^'  "and 
now  tell  you  y'  Mr.  Robert  Cary  last  Thursday  in 
the  Virg^  Coffee  house  told  me  publickly  y*^  he  had 
letters  from  severall  in  Virg^  y'  you  we""  certainly  to 
be  married  to  Mr.  Thos.  Jones  Col°  Bird  was  there 

On  April  25th,  1732,  as  appears  from  one  of  these 
old  Court  papers,  Elizabeth  Pratt,  daughter  of  this 
lady,  appeared  in  open  Court  at  Williamsburg,  being 
as  recited  in  the  order  upwards  of  fourteen  years  of 
age,  and  chose  for  her  guardians  Micagie  Perry,  Esq., 
Alderman  of  London,  and  Philip  Perry  of  London, 
merchant.     This  Elizabeth    Pratt  in  a  letter   to  her 

aws-Si^i^  sni> 


:/,et-zt.-^  •  /2£c  /%/^    .<"   ty-'^-t  i»  -'^7  ,-^cA  /.-?  ^^ 

a  a. 

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Geo.  Rutterforth  to  his  niece,  wife  of  (4)  Col.  Thos.  Jones. 
Superscription  on  same,  page  130. 

The  Cocke  Family.  127 

brother,  Keith  William  Pratt,  who  was  then  at  school 
in  England,  dated  August  loth,  1732,  says,  "I  can 
perform  a  great  many  dances  and  am  now  learning 
the  Sibell,  but  I  cannot  speak  a  word  of  French." 
*  *  *  She  was  then  ten  years  of  age.  So  from 
a  letter  from  Keith  William  Pratt's  Master  to  his 
mother,  headed  "Chelsea  Nov.  4 —  1737,"  I  extract 
the  following —  "  He  is  Madam,  beautiful  in  his  per- 
son, tall  of  his  age,  genteel,  modest,  good  natured, 
and  free  from  every  Vice. 

"  As  to  his  Progress  in  Learning  I  hope  he'll  be 
an  honour  to  his  Master,  having  greatly  improved 
in  French,  Latin,  Greek,  Writing  &  Arithmetick ; 
Musick,  Drawing,  Fencing,  he  hath  learnt  as  far  as 
was  thought  necessary  for  a  Gentleman."  *  *  * 
On  the  seals  of  most,  if  not  all,  of  these  letters,  are 
impressions  of  the  arms  used  by  the  Pratt  family, 
which  I  understand  to  be  properly  described  as  fol- 
lows, viz.:  Argent,  on  a  chevron  between  three  pellets, 
each  charged  with  a  martlet  of  the  field,  as  many 
mascels.     Crest,  a  wolf's  head  erased. 

After  the  death  of  Col.  Jones,  his  widow  continued 
to  ship  large  quantities  of  tobacco  to  foreign  markets, 
and  conducted  much  of  the  correspondence  in  her 
own  person.  She  had  a  large  circle  of  friends 
and  acquaintances  in  England,  where  she  frequently 
visited.  She  appears  to  have  sustained  relations  of 
especial  friendship  with  Lady  Rebecca  Gooch,  wife 
of  Sir  William  Gooch,  Governor  of  the  Colony,  with 
whom  she  corresponded  after  this  lady  returned  to 

128  Jones  Genealogy. 

England.  See  in  the  Appendix  a  letter  from  Lady 
Gooch.  There  is  among  our  papers  a  copy  of  her 
will.  In  the  marriage  articles  between  her  and  Col. 
Jones,  she  is  mentioned  as  the  eldest  daughter  of 
William  Cocke,  Secretary.  There  are  among  the 
same  papers  the  marriage  articles  between  her 
daughter  Elizabeth  and  Walter  King. 


(7)  Catesby^  Cocke,  born  September,  1 702,  resided 
at "  Belmont "  in  Fairfax  county.  Here  was  the  family 
burying  ground,  and  when  he  conveyed  Belmont  to 
Mr.  Benjamin  Grayson,  he  expressly  reserved  it  out 
of  the  deed.  On  an  instrument  of  date,  January  4th, 
1724,  which  has  the  signature  of  "  Catesby  Cocke," 
I  find  on  the  seal  an  impression  of  what  appears  to 
be  a  coat-of-arms,  and  which  so  far  as  I  can  make 
out  is.  Field  argent,  a  fess  sable  between  two  talbots 
passant.  A  letter  from  him  to  his  sister  Mrs.  Jones, 
of  date,  1 2th  July,  1728,  bears  this  inscription, 

Mrs.  Elizabeth  Jones 
to  be  left  at  Captn  Edward  Randolph's 

In  London." 

In  this  letter  he  sends  his  love  to  his  sister  Rachel. 

In  a  letter  from  this  gentleman  to  Col.  Thos.  Jones, 
of  date,  I  ith  March,  1752,  in  reference  to  his  brother 
William  Cocke,  he  says,  "About  the  middle  of  last 
November,  I  received  a  visit  from  my  only  Brother. 
I  had  notice  of  his  being  at  Philadelphia  a  consider- 

Enlarged  from  seal  on  deed  executed  by  (7)  Catesby  Cocke,  dated  1724. 
No.  3  or  4  in  Garter's  letter,  page  292. 

The  Cocke  Family.  129 

able  time ;  and,  as  I  had  continued  good  character  of 
him,  I  waited  his  arrival  with  great  Impatience."     * 

*  *  "  I  was  cautioned  not  to  be  surprized  at  a 
Melancholy  with  which  it  was  said  he  was  often  af- 
fected. It  was  insinuated  that  he  had  been  too  far 
engaged  in  some  point  of  Honour."  *  *  *  "The 
most  that  I  fear  for  him  is  that  his  neglect  of  apply- 
ing properly  for  his  half  pay  will  be  of  ill  consequence, 
for  Colo.  Fairfax,  who  must  be  intimately  acquainted 
with  such  matters,  says  it  ought  to  be  received  half 
yearly."     *     *     * 

Catesby  Cocke  had  among  other  issue:  I.  (8) 
Capt.  John^  Catesby  Cocke,  who  was  one  of  the  cap- 
tains commissioned  in  the  American  Navy  during  the 
war  of  the  Revolution  (see  History  of  Virginia,  by 
Chas.  Campbell,  page  679),  and  who  married,  prior 
to  1784,  Miss  Thornton.  II.  (9)  Elizabeth'^  Cocke, 
who  married  John  Graham  of  Scotland,  a  gentleman 
of  high  birth,  culture  and  ability,  who  was  son  of 
John  Graham  of  Mackinston  in  Perthshire,  North 
Britain,  who  was  nearly  related  to  Graham  of  Garten 
and  Ovehill,  and  whose  mother  was  Margaret,  eldest 
daughter  of  John  Graham,  Esq.,  of  Hilern  in  the 
shire  of  Sterling.  It  is  said  that  he  would  have  been 
heir  to  the  title  and  estates  of  the  Duke  of  Mon- 
trose, had  his  Grace  seen  proper  to  depart  this  life 
without  issue.  There  were  issue  of  this  marriage 
five  sons,  two  of  whom  died  unmarried,  and  several 
daughters.  Among  their  descendants  may  be  men- 
tioned (10)  Miss  Hartley  Graham,  of  Virginia,  who 

130  Jones  Genealogy. 

kindly  furnished  me  with  what  is  here  written  of  the 
Cocke-Graham  marriage;  whose  father  (11)  Dr. 
William^  Graham  was  a  son  of  this  marriage,  and  is 
the  Dr.  Graham  mentioned  in  the  following  account 
of  the  fall  of  his  son,  (12)  Col.  William^  Montrose 
Graham,  at  the  taking  of  the  City  of  Mexico,  which 
appeared  in  the  Fhiladelphisi. Bul/elm :  "Among  the 
officers  who  it  appears  were  lost  to  their  Country  in 
the  recent  assault  upon  the  City  of  Mexico,  was  the 
gallant  Lieut.  Col.  William  Montrose  Graham,  of  the 
I  ith  regiment.  United  States  Infantry.  Col.  Graham 
was  about  47  years  of  age,  and  was  a  brave  soldier.  He 
entered  at  the  West  Point  Military  Academy  in  181 3, 
and  graduated  in  181 7,  as  3d  lieutenant  of  artillery. 
Another  brother,  James  D.  Graham,  of  Topographi- 
cal Engineers,  one  of  the  most  scientific,  accom- 
plished, and  valuable  officers  in  the  service,  entered 
and  graduated  the  same  year.  They  were  the  sons 
of  Dr.  William  Graham,  of  Prince  William  County, 
Va.,  who  served,  as  did  others  of  the  family,  with 
distinction  as  officers  in  the  revolutionary  struggle." 
*  *  *  "  Throughout  the  whole  of  the  Florida 
War  the  Grahams  were  distinguished  for  their  intre-  * 

pidity  and  soldierly  conduct."  There  is  another 
brother,  (13)  Gen.  Lawrence^  Pike  Graham,  who, 
with  his  brothers,  is  mentioned  at  great  length  and 
in  terms  of  the  most  unqualified  praise  in  the  article 
from  which  I  have  made  the  above  extract.  They  were 
in  many  battles,  led  many  gallant  charges,  and  received 
many  honorable  wounds  for  their  country's  cause. 


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L      Superscription  on  Lady  Culpeper's  letter  to  (4)   Col.  Thos.  Jones,  dated  1706— see  page  26. 
J.     Superscription  on  Geo.  Rutterforth's  letter;  see  facsimile  of  letter,  page  126. 

The  Cocke  Family.  131 

Another  son  of  this  Graham-Cocke  marriage  was 
(14)  John^  Graham,  of  Prince  William  county,  Va., 
whose  daughter  (15)  Mary^  married  Dr.  Wm.  E. 
Wiatt  and  left  six  children,  viz.:  I.  (16)  Eliza^  Maria 
Wiatt,  who  married  (301)  Walker  Jones.  II.  (17) 
Dr.  Wm.^  Graham  Wiatt,  who  was  the  father  of  (18) 
Capt.  A.^  V.  Wiatt,  who  married  (274)  Alice  Jones  ; 

(19)  Rev.  Wm.^  E.  Wiatt  of  Gloucester  county,  Va.; 

(20)  Prof.  John^  E.  Wiatt,  now  a  student  in  Germany ; 

and  (21)   Laura^  C.  Wiatt,  who  married  (322)  Geo. 

B.    Field.     III.   (22)    Eleanor^   Wiatt,   who  married 

Col.  Scott,  of  Petersburg,  Va.,  whose  son,  (23)  Col. 

Joseph^  Scott,  C.  S.   A.,  was  killed  at  Malvern  Hill, 

near  Richmond,  Va.,  while  leading  his  regiment  into 

action  ;  and  another  of  whose  sons,  (24)  Chas.^  Scott, 

was  a  druggist  in   Norfolk,  Va.,  and  married  a  Miss 



(25)  William^  Cocke,  who  died  June,  1753,  on  his 
passage  to  London,  I  think  unmarried.  He  appears 
to  have  been  of  a  roving  disposition,  and  to  have 
spent  much  of  his  time  abroad,  especially  in  England. 
It  appears  from  his  brother's  letter  to  Col.  Jones,  re- 
ferred to  above,  that  he  was  then  a  retired  officer  of 
his  Majesty's  service,  and  that  he  had  probably  been 
engaged  in  a  duel  which  had  terminated  unfortu- 
nately for  his  adversary. 


(26)  Ann^  Cocke,  who  was  born  June,  1704,  mar- 
ried   September    2d,    1732,    Major    William    Wood- 

132  Jones  Genealogy. 

ford,  of  "  Windsor,"  Caroline  county,  Va.  Their  issue 
were  as  follows,  viz. :  I.  (27)  Gen,  William'^  Wood- 
ford, who  was  born  October  6th,  1734;  was  early  dis- 
tinguished as  a  soldier  in  the  French  and  Indian  war  ; 
was  colonel  of  the  second  regiment  of  Virginia  vol- 
unteers (War  of  Independence);  was  the  hero  of  the 
battle  of  Great  Bridge  ;  was  afterward  made  general 
of  the  first  brigade  ;  was  wounded  at  Brandywine  ; 
was  taken  prisoner  at  the  siege  of  Charleston,  and 
carried  by  the  British  a  prisoner  to  New  York,  where 
he  languished  and  died  in  1780.  He  married  Mary, 
daughter  of  John  Thornton  and  his  wife  Mildred 
Gregory,  whose  mother  Mildred  was  a  sister  of 
Augustine  Washington  and  aunt  of  Gen.  George 


I I.  (28)  Thomas'*  Woodford,  captain,  who  was  born 
August  14th,  1736,  and  died  without  issue  about  the 
close  of  the  Revolution,  at  Cherry  Point.  He  was 
educated  for  the  Church,  but  preferring  the  sea  he 
became  captain  of  a  merchantman  and  served  actively 
until  his  death. 

III.  (29)  Catesby*  Woodford,  who  was  born  June 
19th,  1738;  married  Mary  Buckner,  October,  1771; 
and  died  at  the  Warm  Springs,  Augusta  county,  Va., 
October,  1791. 

IV.  (30)  John'*  Woodford,  who  was  born  March 
23d,  1742,  and  died  in  London,  England,  in  1763. 

V.  (31)  Henry*  Woodford,  captain,  who  was  born 
January  7th,  1 744,  was  also  captain  of  a  merchantman, 
died  in  Caroline  county,  Va.,  and  was  interred  at 
"  Windsor." 

(101)  Mrs.  Stella  (Woodford)  Sudduth. 

The  Cocke  Family.  133 

The  issue  of  (27)  Gen.  William'*  Woodford  and  his 
wife  Mildred  were  :  I.  (32)  John^  Thornton  Wood- 
ford, who  was  born  July  29th,  1763,  married  Mary 
Turner  Taliaferro,  and  died  January  31st,  1845.  ^^^ 
was  born  March  13th,  1772,  and  died  March  ist,  1828. 
He  was  born  at  "  Windsor,"  where  he  resided  until 
he  removed  to  Kentucky  in  1820.  II.  (33)  William^ 
Catesby  Woodford,  who  was  born  in  i  768,  was  edu- 
cated in  Liverpool,  Eng.,  married  Elizabeth  Battaile, 
resided  at  "  White  Hall,"  Caroline  county,  Va.,  where 
he  died  in  1820. 

Issue  of  (32)  John^  Thornton  and  Mary  Turner 
(Taliaferro)  Woodford  :  I.  (34)  William^  Woodford, 
who  was  born  March  25th,  1787,  married  December 
25th,  1809,  Anna  Maria  Archer,  daughter  of  Capt. 
Edward  Archer,  of  Norfolk,  Va.  (?),  and  died  in  1831. 
She  died  May  i8th,  1840.  II.  (35)  John^  Wood- 
ford, who  was  born  March  22d,  1789,  and  died  in 
1 8 14.  III.  (36)  Thomas^  Woodford,  who  was  born 
February  20th,  I79r,  married,  first,  Sally  Thornton; 
second,  Elizabeth  Taylor;  third,  Mrs.  Lucy  T.  C. 
Buckner,  and  died  March  24th,  1852.  IV.  [t^-]^ 
Lucy^  Woodford,  who  was  born  July  nth,  1793, 
married  Dr.  John  Taylor,  and  died  in  1832.  V.  (38) 
Mary^  Woodford,  who  was  born  June  14th,  1796, 
and  died  in  1833.  VI.  (39)  Sally^  Taliaferro  Wood- 
ford, who  was  born  September  9th,  1798,  married  Dr. 
Simeon  Dudley,  and  died  September  5th,  1830.  VII. 
(40)  Catesby^  Woodford,  who  was  born  November 
13th,    1800,  and  died    in  March,    1816.     VIII.   (41) 

134  Jones  Genealogy. 

Ann^  Cocke  Woodford,  who  was  born  December  19th, 
1802,  and  who  married  Dr.  Thomas  M.  Taylor.      IX. 

(42)  Betty^  Thornton  Woodford,  who  was  born  July 
2d,  1805,  and  who  married  John  R.  Montgomery.    X. 

(43)  Mildred^  Gregory  Woodford,  who  was  born  July 
19th,  1807,  and  who  married  Edmond  Didlake.     XI. 

(44)  Mark^  Henry  Woodford,  who  was  born  March 
31st,  1810,  and  who  married  Sarah  Ann  Haden. 

Issue  of  (34)  William^  and  Anna  Mafia  (Archer) 
Woodford  :  I.  (45)  Mary''  Elizabeth  Woodford,  who 
was  born  October,  1810,  and  who  died  May  7th,  1836. 
II.  (46)  John^  Thornton  Woodford,  who  was  born 
August,  18 1 2,  married  Elizabeth  H.  Buckner,  and 
now  resides  in  Bourbon  county,  Kentucky.  III.  (47) 
Samuel^  Archer  Bedford  Woodford,  who  was  born  in 
181 5,  married  Martha  Holliday,  and  resides  in  Clark 
county,  Ky.  His  only  son  (48)  *Louis^  A.  Woodford, 
married  (95)  Alice  Jones.  IV.  (49)  William^  Talia- 
ferro Woodford,  who  was  born  in  February,  18x8, 
married  Mary  Hallick,  and  resides  in  Bourbon  county, 
Ky.  V.  (50)  Lucy^  Woodford,  who  was  born  March 
31st,  1 82 1,  married  Wm.  T.  Buckner,  and  resides  in 
Bourbon  county,  Ky.  VI.  (51)  Thomas^  Woodford, 
who  was  born  in  October,  1823,  and  resides  in  Bour- 
bon county,  Ky.  VII.  (52)  Sally^  Taliaferro  Wood- 
ford, who  was  born  in  1825,  married  Wm.  Buckner, 
and  they  reside  in  Bourbon  county,  Ky.  VIII, 
(53)  Madison^  Woodford,  who  was  born  in  March, 

*  See  his  portrait. 


The  picture  of  Mrs.  Alice  (Jones)  Woodford  on  the  opposite  page  was 
made  from  a  faded  photograph  taken  soon  after  her  marriage,  and  is 
inserted  because  only  of  the  accompanying  one  of  her  husband,  while  this 
one,  taken   in   1889,   is  added  that  greater  justice  may  be  done  her. — L.  H.  J. 


The  Cocke  Family.  135 

In  1888,  while  at  the  home  of  (46)  Mr.  John  T. 
Woodford,  in  Bourbon  county,  Kentucky,  he  showed 
me  an  ancient  lookino;  o-old  fob  which  he  said  had 
belonged  to  (27)  Gen.  Wm.  Woodford,  and  which 
contained  a  seal  with  a  coat  of  arms  engraved  on  it, 
evidently  the  Woodford  coat.  The  impressions  we 
were  able  to  get  from  it  were  dim,  but  the  arms  may 
be  identified  as  "  Three  leopards'  heads  reversed, 
jessant  de  lis."     Crest,  "  Two  lion's  gambs  erased  or." 


(54)  Lucy3  Cocke,  the  fifth  child  of  (2)  Secretary 
Cocke,  married  Col.  Francis  Waring,  who  was  son 
of  Col.  Thos.  Waring  who  emigrated  from  England 
and  settled  in  Essex  county,  Virginia,  in  the  latter 
part  of  the  17th  century.  He  was  burgess  from  that 
county,  and  died  at  his  family  seat,  "  Goldberry,"  in 
January,  1754.  His  son  Col.  Francis  resided  at  the 
family  seat,  represented  his  county  in  the  House  of 
Burgesses  in  1764,  was  signer  of  Richard  Henry 
Lee's  famous  protest  against  the  Stamp  Act  (see 
Bishop  Meade's  History  of  Old  Churches  and  Fami- 
lies of  Virginia,  vol.  2,  p.  435),  and  died  in  1771. 
The  issue  of  Col.  Francis  and  (54)  Lucy  (Cocke) 
Waring  were  : 

L  (55)  Lucy*  Waring,  who  married  Jas.  Robb,  of 
Port  Royal,  Va.,  and  had  issue:  (56)  Lucy^  Robb, 
who  married  John  Gray,  of  "Traveller's  Rest,"  Staf- 
ford county,  Va.,  and  left  issue;  (57)  Annie^  Robb, 
who  married  John  Catlett,  of  Port  Royal,  Va.,  and 

136  Jones  Genealogy. 

left  issue  ;  (58)  Robert^  Gilchrist  Robb,  who  married 
Miss  Stuart,  of  Westmoreland  county,  Va.,  and  left  is- 
sue ;  and  (59)  Patrick^  Carrick  Robb,  who  married  a 
daughter  of  John  Pratt,  Esq.,  of  Caroline  county, 
Va.,  and  left  issue. 

II.  (60)  Elizabeth"*  Waring,  who  married  Col. 
Spencer  Mottram  Ball,  of  "Cone,"  Northumberland 
county,  Va.,  a  near  kinsman  of  Washington's  mother, 
a  member  of  the  House  of  Burgesses  in  1764,  and  a 
signer  of  Lee's  protest.  They  had  issue  :  (61)  Col. 
William^  Ball,  who  was  a  distinguished  colonel  in 
the  War  of  18 12,  and  who  died  without  issue;  (62) 
Spencer^  Ball,  who  married  a  daughter  of  (35)  Robert 
Carter,  of  "  Nomony,"  and  lived  at  "  Poteci,"  which 
occupies  a  portion  of  the  battlefield  of  Manassas, 
and  is  known  in  history  as  the  Lewis  House;  (63) 
Dr.  Mottram^  Ball,  who  was  an  eminent  physician, 
settled  in  Fairfax  county,  Va.,  and  left  issue  ;  (64) 
Henrys  Waring  Ball,  who  resided  in  Washington 
City,  and  left  issue ;  and  (65)  Judith^  Ball,  who  mar- 
ried Jas.  Burwell,  moved  to  Tennessee,  and  left  issue. 

III.  (66)  Ann*  Waring,  who  married,  July  5th, 
1776,  William  Latane,  Esq.,  of  "  Langlee,"  Essex 
county,  Va.,  a  grandson  of  the  Huguenot  Rev.  Lewis 
Latane,  who  came  to  Virginia  in  1700,  and  who  set- 
tled at  "  Langlee,"  and  took  charge  of  South  Farn- 
ham  Parish,  in  Essex  county,  Va.     Their  issue  were: 

(67)  John^  Latane,  who  was  born  April  27th,  1777, 
married  Catharine  Robinson  Waring,  daughter  of 
Robert  Payne  Waring,  of  "  Paynefield,"  Essex  county. 

The  Cocke  Family.  137 

Va.,  and  had  issue,  (68)  Roberta^  Latane,  who  mar- 
ried Dr.  Moore  Gardner  Faunt  Le  Roy,  of  the 
"  Mount,"  King  and  Queen  county,  Va.,  and  left  is- 

(69)  Lucy^  Latane,  who  was  born  September 
14th,  1778,  married  Robert  Payne  Waring,  Jr.,  of 
"Edenetta,"  Essex  county,  Va.,  on  July  5th,  iSoojand 
had  issue  :  (70)  Robert^  Payne  Waring,  who  married 
Eliza  Stuart  Robb,  a  daughter  of  Robert  Gilchrist 
Robb,  of  Westmoreland  county,  Va.,  and  left  issue  ; 
and  (71)  Lucy^  Waring,  who  married  Richard  Bay- 
lor, Esq.,  of  "  Kinlock,"  Essex  county,  Va.,  and  left 

(72)  Henrys  Waring  Latane,  who  was  born  July 
29th,  1782,  married  October  28th,  1819,  Susan  Allen, 
a  daughter  of  Jas.  Allen,  Esq.,  of  "Spring  Hill," 
Essex  county,  Va.,  and  died  June  29th,  i860.  He  left 
issue  :  ijz)  Thomas^  Latane,  who  was  born  Septem- 
ber 25th,  1824,  married,  first,  Susan  Elizabeth,  daugh- 
ter of  Wm.  Catesby  Latane,  of  "  Makockany,"  Essex 
county,  Va.,  who  died  in  1848,  without  issue;  and 
he  married,  second,  Anna  Madison  Haile,  daughter 
of  Capt.  Robert  Gaines  Haile,  who  died  in  1869, 
leaving  issue ;  and  he  then  married,  third,  Mary 
Epps  Robins,  daughter  of  Col.  Augustine  Warner 
Robins,  of  Gloucester  county,  Va.,  and  they  have 
issue  ;  (74)  Ann^  Ursula  Latane,  who  was  born  No- 
vember 5th,  1826,  married  (i  1 1)  Thos.  Waring  Lewis, 
August  I  ith,  1842,  see  under  his  name  ;  (75)  Henry^ 
Waring  Latane,  who  was  born  October  loth,  1828, 

138  Jones  Genealogy. 

married  Martha  Harvey  Gordon,  daughter  of  Dr. 
Thos.  Christian  Gordon,  of  Tappahannock,  Va.,  in 
1870,  and  has  issue  ;  (76)  Bishop  Jas.^  Allen  Latane, 
Bishop  of  the  Reformed  Episcopal  Church,  who  was 
born  January  15th,  1831,  married  Mary  Minor  Holla- 
day,  daughter  of  John  Zachariah  Holladay,  a  distin- 
guished lawyer  of  Albemarle  county,  Va.,  and  has 
issue ;  {j"]^  Capt.  William^  Latane,  who  was  born 
January  1 6th,  1833,  was  captain  of  Company  F,  9th  Va. 
Cavalry,  C.  S.  A.,  and  who  fell  near  the  "  Old  Church," 
in  Hanover  county,  Va.,  June  13th,  1862,  while  gal- 
lantly charging  the  enemy  at  the  head  of  his  com- 
pany, during  Stuart's  celebrated  ride  around  Mc- 
Clellan's  army.  He  is  the  subject  of  Washington's 
"Burial  of  Latane,"  and  of  John  R.  Thompson's 
beautiful  lines  on  the  same  subject.  He  left  no  issue. 
(78)  SamueP  Peachy  Latane,  who  was  born  August 
23d,  1835,  married  in  1878,  Maggie  E.,  daughter  of 
Robert  Mann  Davis,  Esq.,  of  "Miller's,"  King  and 
Queen  county,  Va.,  and  they  have  issue  ;  (79)  Lewis^ 
Latane,  and  (80)  John^  Latane,  who  were  twins,  born 
May  loth,  1838,  both  died  during  the  late  war 
from  the  effects  of  service  in  the  Confederate  Army, 
the  former  from  sickness,  the  latter  from  a  wound 
(see  University  Memorial,  p.  141). 

(81)  Mary-^  Latane,  daughter  of  (66)  Ann^  (War- 
ing) Latane,  was  born  July  29th,  1785,  married  John 
Temple,  of  King  and  Queen  county,  Va.,  on  January 
loth,  1804,  and  left  issue  :  (82)  Arthur^  Temple,  who 
was  born   December   12th,    1804,   married  Jane   E. 

The  Cocke  Family.  139 

Richards  of  "  Westwood,"  King  and  Queen  county, 
Va.,  and  died,  1878,  leaving  issue  ;  (83)  John^  Temple, 
who  was  born  December  6th,  1809,  and  died  at  the 
University  of  Virginia,  1829  (see  Bishop  Meade,  vol. 
I,  p.  393);  (84)  Lucy^  Latane  Temple,  who  was  born 
1806,  died  1882,  without  issue;  (85)  Rev.  Henry^ 
Waring  Latane  Temple,  who  was  born  April  6th, 
1 81 2,  and  died  February  13th,  1871.  He  was  for  more 
than  twenty  years  the  faithful  pastor  of  South  Farn- 
ham  Parish,  Essex  county,  Va.,  married,  1844,  Susan 
Jones  of  Essex  county,  Va.,  and  left  issue. 

(86)  Thos.5  Lewis  Latane,  fifth  child  of  (66)  Ann^ 
(Waring)  Latane,  was  born  May  14th,  1787,  married, 
October  ist,  1818,  Mary  Barrett  Berkley,  a  daughter 
of  Nelson  Berkley,  of  "Airwell,"  Hanover  county, 
Va.,  and  died  in  August,  1837,  leaving  as  issue  an 
only  daughter,  (87)  Lucy^  Robinson  Latane,  who 
was  born  in  1831,  married  (130)  Joseph  Henry  Lewis, 
of  Essex,  in    1848,  and  died   in    1879,  leaving  issue. 

(88)  William^  Catesby  Latane,  sixth  child  of  (66) 
Ann  (Waring)  Latane,  was  born  April  T4th,  1789, 
married  Ann  Elizabeth,  daughter  of  Jas.  Burwell  and 
his  wife  Judith,  daughter  of  Col.  Spencer  Mottram 
Ball,  of  "  Cone,"  and  died  August,  1846,  leaving 
issue :  (89)  Dr.  Jas.^  Henry  Latane,  who  was  born  in 
February,  1820,  married  Janet  Juliet  Rowzie,  a 
daughter  of  Col.  Richard  Rowzie,  of  Essex,  and  has 
issue  ;  (90)  Ann^  Waring  Latane,  who  was  born  in 
1822,  married  Andrew  J.  Clopton,  of  Richmond,  Va., 
and    has    issue  ;  (91)  Susan^  Elizabeth  Latane,  who 

140  Jo7ies  Genealogy. 

was  born  in  1824,  married  Dr.  Thos.  Latane,  of 
Essex  ;  (92)  Wm.^  Catesby  Latane,  who  was  born 
in  1826,  married  Miss  HoUoway,  of  King  William 
county,  Va.,  and  has  issue  ;  and  (93)  John^  Lafayette 
Latane,  who  was  born  in  1828,  married  Miss  Hollo- 
way,  of  King  William,  no  issue. 

(94)  Ann^  Susanna  Latane,  seventh  child  of  (66) 
Ann  (Waring)  Latane,  was  born  November  7th, 
1 79 1,  married  (i  10)  Warner  Lewis,  of  "  Lewis  Level," 
Essex  county,  Va.,  on  March  22d,  1810,  and  died  July 
7th,  1822. 

(95)  Elizabeth^  Latane,  eighth  child  of  (66)  Ann 
(Waring)  Latane,  was  born  March  nth,  1794,  died 
February  7th,  1827,  married,  December  loth,  18 10, 
John  Waring,  of  Portobago,  Caroline  county,  Va.,  left 
issue  :  (96)  William^  Payne  Waring,  who  was  born 
October  iith,  181 1,  married,  first,  Ann  C.  Faunt- 
leroy,  a  daughter  of  Dr.  Moore  G.  Fauntleroy,  no  is- 
sue; married,  second,  Maria  Brumley,  daughter  of  Wm. 
Brumley,  of  "  Foster  Castle,"  New  Kent  county,  Va., 
and  left  issue  ;  (97)  John^  Henry  Waring,  who  was 
born  in  18 14,  no  issue  ;  (98)  Warner^  Lewis  Waring, 
who  was  born  in  February,  1820,  married  Adelaide, 
daughter  of  John  A.  Lancaster,  of  Richmortd,  Va., 
and  has  issue. 

IV.  (99)  Susanna'^  Waring,  fourth  daughter  of  Col. 
Francis  and  (54)  Lucy^  (Cocke)  Waring,  married,  De- 
cember 3d,  1782,  Dr.  John  Taliaferro  Lewis,  of  Cul- 
peper  county,  Va.,  a  graduate  of  Edinburgh,  Scotland, 
and  a  son  of  Col.  Chas.  Lewis,  who  resided  at  "  Cedar 

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the  wife  of  (4)  Col.  Thos.  Jones.     Concluded,  page  142. 

The  Cocke  Family.  141 

Creek,"  Caroline  county,  Va.,  and  whose  wife  was 
Lucy  Taliaferro,  a  daughter  of  John  Taliaferro,  of 
Snow  Creek,  near  Fredericksburg.  Col.  Charles  was 
a  brother  of  Col.  Fielding  Lewis,  of  Fredericksburg, 
who  married,  first,  a  cousin,  and,  second,  Bettie,  the 
sister,  of  Gen.  Washington.  They  were  sons  of  John 
Lewis  and  Frances  Fielding,  of  "  Warner  Hall,"  Glou- 
cester county,  Va.,  and  were  cousins  to  Gen.  Wash- 
ington through  Augustine  Warner,  of  Gloucester. 
The  issue  of  Dr.  John  Taliaferro  Lewis,  and  (99) 
Susanna'^  (Waring)  Lewis  were:  (100)  Lucy^  Lewis, 
who  was  born  September  5th,  i  783,  married  Col.  John 
Thom,  of  "  Berry  Hill,"  Culpeper  county,  Va.,  and 
had  children:  (loi)  John^  Catesby  Thom,  father  of 
(102)  Prof.  Wm.^  Taylor  Thom,  of  Hollins  Institute, 
Va.;  (103)  Warner^  Lewis  Thom,  who  died  a  minor  ; 
and  (104)  Lucy^  Lewis  Thom,  who  married  Col.  Wil- 
liam Taylor,  of  Point  Coupie,  La.,  and  died  without 

(105)  John^  Lewis,  second  child  of  (99)  Susanna 
(Waring)  Lewis,  and  Dr.  John  Taliaferro  Lewis,  was 
born  February  i8th,  1785,  lived  at  "  Stepney,"  Prince 
William  county,  Va.,  married  Frances  Tasker  Ball,  a 
daughter  of  Spencer  Ball,  of  "  Poteci,"  and  had  issue  : 
(106)  John^  Taliaferro  Lewis,  who  married  Rebecca 
Lewis,  a  daughter  of  Capt.  Chas.  Augustine  Lewis, 
of  "  Millwood,"  Caroline  county,  Va.,  no  issue  ;  (107) 
Robert^  Mottram  Lewis,  who  married  Carey  Carter, 
a  daughter  of  Landon  Carter,  of  Loudoun  county, 
Va.,  no  issue  ;  (108)  Frank^  Waring  Lewis,  who  mar- 

142  Jones  Genealogy. 

ried  Fannie  Stuart,  a  daughter  of  Dr.  Stuart,  of  Prince 
William  county,  Va.,  and  has  issue;  (109)  Elizabeth^ 
Lewis,  who  married  Dr.  Bowen,  of  Prince  William, 
and  has  issue. 

(i  10)  Warner^  Lewis,  of  "  Lewis  Level,"  third  child 
of  (99)  Susanna^  (Waring)  and  Dr.  John  Taliaferro 
Lewis,  who  was  born  December  13th,  1786,  and  died 
July  14th,  1873,  married,  first,  (94)  Ann^  Susanna 
Latane,  and  they  had  issue:  (m)  Thos.^  Waring 
Lewis,  who  was  born  August  15th,  18 15,  married, 
August  nth,  1842,  (74)  Ann  Ursula  Latane,  and  has 
issue,  (112)  Warner^  Lewis,  (113)  Henry^  Waring 
Latane  Lewis,  (114)  Ann^  Susanna  Lewis,  (115) 
Mary7  Latane  Lewis,  (116)  Lucy^  Catesby  Lewis, 
(11 7)  Susan^  Allen  Lewis,  (118)  Joseph^  Lewis,  (119) 
Wm.7  Latane  Lewis,  (120)  Catherine''  Lewis,  (121) 
John^  Latane  Lewis,  (122)  Thos.^  Deane  Lewis,  and 
(123)  Jas.^  Meriwether  Lewis. 

(124)  Wm.^  Latane  Lewis,  second  son  of  (no) 
Warner  Lewis,  was  born  November  nth,  181 7,  and 
died  December  29th,  1847,  without  issue. 

(125)  Dr.  John^  Lewis,  third  son  of  (no)  Warner 
Lewis,  was  born  January  i  7th,  1820,  and  is  an  eminent 
physician  residing  in  King  William  county,  Va.,  who 
married  Barbara  Joanna  Winston,  a  daughter  of 
Philip  Bickerton  Winston,  clerk  for  many  years  of 
Hanover  county,  Va.,  and  has  issue,  (126)  Philips 
Winston  Lewis,  who  was  born  October  26th,  1846, 
(127)  Ann^  Barbara  Lewis,  (128)  Sally^  Pendleton 
Lewis,  and  (129)  Warner^  Fielding  Lewis. 

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The  Bathurst  Fatnily.  143 

(130)  Joseph^  Henry  Lewis,  an  A.  M.  graduate  of 
William  and  Mary  College,  fourth  son  of  (no) 
Warner  Lewis,  was  born  June  29th,  1822,  married 
(87)  Lucy  Robinson  Latane,  and  has  issue,  (131) 
Mary7  Josephine  Lewis,  who  was  born  in  November, 
1849,  married  Dr.  Wm.  M.  Kirk,  of  Lancaster  county, 
Va.,  in  November,  1871.  He  died  November  25th, 

(132)  Joseph^  Jones  Lewis,  son  of  (99)  Susanna 
(Waring)  Lewis,  born  September  i6th,  1788,  died  in 
1824,  without  issue,  a  man  of  great  intellectual 


We  are  personally  interested  in  this  family  in  the 
following  manner.  The  wife  of  (13)  Thomas  Jones, 
of  "  Spring  Garden,"  was  Sally  Skelton,  whose  mother 
was  Jane  Meriwether,  daughter  of  Francis  Meri- 
wether and  Mary  Bathurst. 

The  Bathurst  arms  as  used  by  the  family  in  Vir- 
ginia, are  quarterly,  sable,  two  bars  ermined  in  chief 
three  crosses  patee  or  ;  2nd,  gules,  a  chevron  between 
three  lances  argent ;  the  third  as  the  second,  the 
fourth  as  the  first.  This  description  was  taken  by 
me  from  a  very  old  copy  which  has  long  been  pre- 
served as  a  correct  description  of  the  Bathurst  arms 

144  Jones  Genealogy. 

by  the  Belfield  family,  of  Virginia.  The  copy  is  very 
ancient  in  appearance  and  is  said  to  have  been  sent 
over  from  England  many  generations  since,  by  our 
Bathurst  connections,  probably  by  Lancelot  Bat- 
hurst  himself  after  his  return  to  the  mother  country. 
The  Bathurst  quartering  is  the  same  as  the  arms 
borne  by  the  present  house  of  Earls  Bathurst,  of 
England  ;  the  latter  having  for  a  crest,  a  dexter  arm 
embowed,  armed  in  chain  mail,  the  hand  proper 
grasping  a  spiked  club  or.  The  motto  is,  Tien  ta 

Our  ancestor  who  came  to  Virginia  was  Lancelot 
Bathurst,  who  came  over  about  1683,  and  who  is  men- 
tioned in  Burke's  Extinct  Baronetage  as  having  set- 
tled in  Virginia,  and  his  descendants  in  Jamaica.  I 
have  before  me  an  old  book  of  common  prayer  which 
was  loaned  me  by  Cousin  Emma  D.  Belfield,  of  Rich- 
mond county,  Va.,  who  has  kindly  aided  me  in  every 
way  in  her  power  to  trace  the  Bathurst  history  in 
Virginia.  It  contains  on  its  time-stained  fly  leaves 
numerous  entries  which  the  prudence  of  her  noble  an- 
cestor, John  Belfield,  the  eldest  son  of  Thos.  Wright 
,  Belfield,  prompted  him  to  make  at  a  time  when  his 
knowledge  of  the  facts  recorded  cannot  be  questioned. 

He  was  born  June  23d,  1 725,  and  died  August  19th, 
1805;  his  mother  died  October  6th,  1750.  Therefore, 
according  to  him  what  the  very  fact  of  these  entries 
shows  that  he  at  least  felt  some  interest  in  such  mat- 
ters, and  it  is  but  fair  to  suppose  that  he  had  learned 
from  his  mother  who  her  mother  and  her  mother's 

The  Bathicrst  Family.  145 

father  were.  Especially  does  this  inference  become 
justifiable  when  we  call  to  mind  the  great  estimate 
set  upon  family  descent  by  our  ancestors  at  that 
early  day ;  and  few  families  have  been  more  careful 
of  such  things  than  the  Belfields. 

Among  other  entries  is  one  which  shows  that  Mary 
Bathurst  was  a  daughter  of  Lancelot  Bathurst ;  that 
she  married  Francis  Meriwether;  that  their  daughter 
Mary  Meriwether  married  Thos.  Wright  Belfield,  and 
that  they  had  a  son  John  Belfield,  who  was  born 
June  23d,  1725.  This  was  the  John  Belfield  who 
made  the  entries. 

The  following  account  of  the  Bathurst  family  down 
to  Lancelot  was  taken  from  Collins,  vol.  7,  page  194, 
edition  t  768,  and  from  Burke's  Extinct  Baronetage 
edition  1844,  by  Mr.  Thos.  C.  Amory,  of  19  Com- 
monwealth avenue,  Boston ;  who  was  at  the  time 
chairman  of  the  committee  on  heraldry  for  a  New 
England  genealogical  society ;  and  who,  though  a 
stranger,  has  generously  afforded  me  every  aid  that 
the  most  obliging  disposition  could  suggest. 

The  Bathursts,  originally  of  Bathurst,  Kent,  lost 
their  estates  there  in  the  War  of  the  Roses.  Law- 
rence (temp.  Henry  VI)  was  settled  at  Cranebrook, 
in  Kent. 

(i)  Lawrence'  Bathurst,  of  Cranebrook,  in  Kent, 
had  issue  : 

L   (2)  Edward^  Bathurst,  who  was  ancestor  of  Al- 
lan Lord  Bathurst,  created  in   171 1,  and  of  the  pres- 
ent House  of  Earls. 

146  Jones  Genealogy. 

II.  (3)  Robert-  Bathurst,  who  was  ancestor  of  (26) 
Lancelot  Bathurst  who  came  to  Virginia,  married  a 
daughter  of  Wilham  Saunders,  of  Horsmanden,  in 

III.  (4)  John"  Bathurst. 

(3)  Robert"  Bathurst  had  issue : 

I.  (5)  John^  Bathurst,  who  married  Mary,  a  daugh- 
ter of  Edward  Dodge,  of  Wrotham,  Kent,  and 
heiress  of  Lechdale  or  Leachdale,  in  Gloucester. 
Her  father  died  December  26th,  1597. 

II.  (6)  Paul3  Bathurst.    III.  (7)  Stephen^  Bathurst. 
(5)  John^  Bathurst  had  issue  : 

I.  (8)  Robert*  Bathurst,  of  Leachdale,  Gloucester, 
who  was  an  only  son,  was  High  Sheriff  of  Gloucester 
in  161 1,  and  who  married  for  his  second  wife  Eliza- 
beth Waller,  daughter  and  heiress  of  Robert  Waller, 
of  Clerkenwell,  in  Middlesex. 

(8)  Robert*  Bathurst  and  his  wife  Elizabeth  Waller 
had  issue  : 

I.  (9)  Robert^  Bathurst,  who  died  without  issue. 

II.  (10)  Edward^  Bathurst,  who  was  born  in  161 5, 
was  knighted  in  1643,  and  was  created  a  baronet 
December  15th  in  the  same  year;  married,  ist,  Ann 
Morris,  2d,  Susan  Rich,  a  daughter  of  Thos.  Rich, 
Esq.,  of  Gloucester,  and  widow  of  Thos.  Cooke, 
and  died  in  1614. 

III.  (11)  Mary5  Bathurst,  who  died  not  married. 
IV.   Elizabeth^  Bathurst,  who  died  not  married. 

(10)  Sir  Edward^  Bathurst  and  his  first  wife,  Ann 
Morris,  had  issue : 

The  Bathurst  Family.  147 

I.  (12)  Lawrence^  Bathurst,  who  was  father  of  (13) 
Sir  Edward^  second  baronet. 

II.  (14)  Edward^  Bathurst,  who  was  third  baronet. 
He  succeeded  his  nephew  as  third  baronet  May  21st, 
1677.  His  son  (15)  Edward^  was  fourth  baronet,  and 
his  son  (16)  Francis^  succeeded  his  brother  (15)  Ed- 
ward, as  fifth  baronet.  (16)  Francis''  Bathurst,  fifth 
baronet,  emigrated  to  Georgia,  and  died  in  1738, 
leaving  (17)  Lawrence^  who  was  sixth  baronet, 
who  Hved  and  died  in  Georgia;  and  (18)  Robert^ 
who  was  killed  in  Georgia  by  the  Indians.  This  (17) 
Lawrence^  sixth  baronet,  is  the  last  baronet  mentioned 
in  Burke,  who  says  the  title  is  by  some  said  to  be 
extinct,  but  by  others  to  be  still  vested  in  a  gentle- 
man residing^  in  America. 

III.  (19)  Robert^  Bathurst,  who  died  without  issue, 
in  his  youth. 

(10)  Sir  Edward^  Bathurst  and  his  second  wife, 
Susan  Rich,  had  issue  : 

IV.  (20)  Robert^  Bathurst.  who  had  (21)  Robert^ 
the  father  of  (22)  Robert^  (23)  Edward^  (24)  Ed- 
monds and  (25)  John^ 

V.  (26)  Lancelot^  Bathurst,  who  came  to  Virginia, 
and  whose  descendants  settled  in  Jamaica.  (Ancestor 
of  the  Virginia  family.) 

VI.  (27)  Edward^  Bathurst,  who  died  not  married. 

VII.  (28)  Charles^  Bathurst,  draper,  in  London. 
To  the  foregoing  may  be  added  what  I  have  been 

able  to  obtain  of  Lancelot,  fifth  son  of  Sir  Edward 
Bathurst,  and  his  family  in  America.  He  is  supposed 
to  have  arrived  in  Virginia  about  the  year  1683. 

148  Jones  Genealogy. 

The  records  of  the  Virginia  Land  Office  show  the 
following  grants  of  land  to  him :  To  Lance  Bathurst, 
1200  acres  in  New  Kent  county,  April  i6th,  1683, 
Book  7,  page  269  ;  to  same  and  Edward  Chilton,  850 
acres  in  same  county,  November  i6th,  1683,  P^g^ 
349  ;  to  Lancelot  Bathurst  600  acres,  November  16th, 
1683,  page  349;  5000  acres,  October  20th,  1687;  all 
in  New  Kent.  In  1688,  he  was  Clerk  of  the  Com- 
mittee of  Private  Causes  in  the  House  of  Burgesses; 
Clerk  of  the  Committee  of  Examination  of  the 
Records,  in  1689.  (See  Calender  of  State  Papers, 
Palmer,  I,  22.)  He  was  High  Sheriff  of  New  Kent 
county  in  1698,  as  appears  from  the  following  extract 
from  the  Vestry  book  of  St.  Peter's  Parish  in  that 
county: — "  Capt.  Lancelot  Bathurst  high  sheriff  of 
this  county  is  ordered  to  collect  from  each  tithable 
inhabitent  in  this  parish  forty  fower  pounds  of  tobacco 
to  defray  the  parish  charges.   Oct.  3d,  1698." 

This  Lancelot  Bathurst  probably  returned  to  Eng- 
land and  died  there,  as  did  many  of  the  early  immi- 
grants. It  is  not  known  who  his  wife  was.  If  his 
descendants  settled  in  Jamaica,  some  of  them,  at  least, 
returned  to  Virginia  at  a  very  early  day,  and  it  is 
highly  possible  that  Burke  is  mistaken  when  he  says 
that  any  of  them  settled  in  Jamaica. 

The  genealogy  of  Lancelot  Buthurst's  family  is 
continued  in  America  as  follows  : 

(26)  Lancelot^  Bathurst,  who  came  to  Virginia,  in 
1683,  and  who  was  fifth  son  of  Sir  Edward^  Bathurst, 
first  baronet,  and  his  second  wife,  Susan  Rich,  had 
issue  : 

The  Meriwether  Fajnily.  149 

I.  (29)  A  daughter^  who  married,  prior  to  Decem- 
ber 17th,  1704,  William  Tomlin. 

II.  (30)  Mary^  Bathurst,  who  married,  prior  to 
December  17th,  1704,  (i)  Francis  Meriwether.  For 
the  issue  of  this  marriage,  see  the  Meriwether  family. 
She  married,  second,  Hon.  John  Robinson,  of  Vir- 

III.  (31)  Susan^  Bathurst,  who  married,  prior  to 
December  1 7th,  1 704,  Drury  Stith  ;  from  this  mar- 
riage is  descended  Dr.  Christopher  Johnston,  Jr.,  201 
W.  Franklin  street,  Baltimore,  with  whom  I  have  had 
some  pleasant  and  profitable  correspondence  on  the 

IV.  (32)  Lawrence''  Bathurst,  who  died,  it  is  pre- 
sumed without  marrying,  in  Essex  county,  Virginia, 
in  1704,  leaving  a  last  will,  now  on  record  in  Essex, 
of  which  I  have  before  me  a  certified  copy.  See 


Of  this  family  very  little  is  known  to  me,  except 
that  it  is  evident  they  have  always  occupied  a  high 
place  in  the  social  rank  and  estimate.  In  a  work 
entitled  "Georgians,  or  Sketches  of  Some  of  the 
First  Settlers  of  Upper  Georgia,"  by  Governor  Geo. 
R.  Gilmer,  of  Georgia,  is  found  the  following  account 

150  Jones  Genealogy. 

of  the  Meriwether  family,  which   I  have  inserted  in 
his  own  language : 

"  During  the  persecution  of  Wales  in  the  time  of 
Charles  the  2nd,  three  brothers,  Nicholas,  William, 
and  David  Meriwether,  all  young  unmarried  men, 
avoided  the  opression  of  the  Government  by  emigrat- 
ing to  the  colony  of  Va.  The  Meriwethers  were  too 
frank  and  sincere  to  be  formalists  and  too  sensible  to 
be  bigoted, — and  therefore  neither  Roman  Catholics 
nor  Episcopalians,  in  Wales,  nor  conformists  to  the 
government  church  in  the  colony  of  Va.  As  long  as 
religion  was  forced  upon  them  they  seemed  to  be  in- 
fidels. When  the  Revolution  permitted  every  one 
to  worship  God  according  to  the  dictates  of  his  own 
conscience,  many  of  them  became  distinguished  for 
their  piety.  They  brought  more  wealth  with  them 
than  was  usual  for  emigrants  in  the  1 7th  century. 
Most  of  them  were  peculiar  in  manners  and  habits  ; 
low  and  stout  in  stature  ;  with  round  heads,  dark 
complexion,  and  bright  hazel  eyes  ;  were  very  indus- 
trious and  economical,  and  yet  were  ever  ready  to 
serve  the  sick  and  those  who  needed  their  assistance. 
They  were  too  proud  to  be  vain.  They  looked  to 
their  own  conduct  and  thoughts  rather  than  to  what 
others  might  be  thinking  of  them.  The  stock  must 
have  come  from  some  singular  union.  Their  long 
intermixture  with  other  families  had  not  yet  deprived 
them  of  their  uniqueness.  No  one  ever  looked  at  or 
talked  with  one  of  them  but  he  heard  or  saw  some- 
thing which  made  him  listen  or  look  again.     They 

The  Meriwether  Family.  '       151 

were  slow  in  forming  opinions  and  obstinate  in  ad- 
hereing  to  them  ;  very  knowing  ;  but  their  investiga- 
tions were  minute  and  accurate  rather  than  specula- 
tive and  profound.  Mr.  Jefferson  said  of  Col. 
Nicholas  Meriwether  that  he  was  the  most  sensible 
man  he  ever  knew  ;  and  William  H.  Crawford  made 
the  same  remark  of  Mr.  Frank  Meriwether,  David 
Meriwether,  the  Welshman,  had  one  child  who  mar- 
ried and  died  without  descendants.  William  Meri- 
wether, David's  brother,  had  one  daughter  who 
married Skelton.  From  them  descended  Meri- 
wether Jones,  of  Richmond, Va.,  celebrated  as  a  polit- 
ical writer  fifty  years  ago;  Genl.  Walter  Jones,  the 
distinguished  lawyer  of  Washington  city  ;  Genl. 
Roger  Jones  of  the  regular  army,  and  Commodore 
Catesby  Jones,  U.  S.  N.,  whose  nephew,  Catesby 
Ap  R.  Jones,  U.  S.  N.,  and  son  of  Genl,  Roger 
Jones,  U,  S,  A.,  was  wounded  in  1851  by  the  cannon- 
ade upon  the  people  in  the  streets  of  Paris  devilishly 
ordered  by  Louis  Napoleon  Buonapart. 

"  Nicholas,  the  Welshman,  married  Elizabeth,  the 
daughter  of  David  Crawford  of  New  Kent  county. 
Most,  if  not  all  in  the  United  States,  who  are  called 
Meriwether,  are  descended  from  them.  They  had 
two  sons,  William  and  David,  and  several  daughters. 
William's  children  were  John,  Thomas,  Richard,  Jane, 
Sarah  and  Mary.  David's  children  were  Nicholas, 
Francis,  James  and  William,  Jane,  daughter  of 
Nicholas,  the  elder,  married  Robert  Lewis.  From 
them   descended   most  of   the   Lewises  of  Virginia, 

152  Jones  Genealogy. 

Georgia  and  Kentucky,  who  are  not  descended  from 
the  Irishman,  John  Lewis,  my  great-grandfather." 

The  foregoing  is  incorrect,  of  course,  in  describing 
Gen.  Walter  Jones  as  a  descendant  of  the  Jones- 
Skelton  marriage.  Again,  it  was  a  daughter  of 
Francis  Meriwether  that  married  (James)  Skelton, 
and  there  were  three  other  daughters,  all  of  which 
appears  on  the  records  of  Essex  county,  in  the  divis- 
ion of  the  lands  of  Francis  Meriwether  after  the 
death  of  his  widow.  The  Francis  Meriwether  refer- 
red to  was  clerk  of  Essex  county.  He  married,  prior 
to  1704,  Mary  Bathurst,  daughter  of  Lancelot  Bat- 
hurst,  fifth  son  of  Sir  Edward  Bathurst  of  England. 
See  the  Bathurst  family.  After  the  death  of  Fran- 
cis Meriwether,  his  widow  married  the  Hon.  John 
Robinson,  of  Virginia ;  and  after  her  death,  the 
lands  of  Francis  Meriwether  in  Essex  county  which 
she  had  held  as  dower  were  divided  among  his  chil- 
dren, all  of  which  appears  now  among  the  records 
of  Essex  county. 

Issue  of  (i)  Francis'  and  (30)  Mary^  (Bathurst) 



(2)  Mary^  Meriwether,  who  married,  ist,  William 
Colston,  and  2nd,  Thos.  Wright  Belfield,  March  9th, 
1723-4,  and  died  October  6th,  1750.  Seethe  Bel- 
field  family. 


(3)  Lucy^  Meriwether,  who  married  Francis  Smith, 
from  whom  descended  Meriwether  Smith,  first  repre- 

The  Skelton  Family.  153 

sentative  from  his  district  in  Congress,  1778-82,  and 
who  was  the  father  of  Hon.  Geo.  WilHam  Smith,  Gov- 
ernor of  Virginia,  who  was  among  the  victims  of  the 
lamentable  burning  of  the  Richmond  Theater,  De- 
cember 26th,  181 1.  From  this  marriage  is  descended 
Dr.  Edwin  Bathurst  Smith,  now  of  St.  Louis,  Mo. 

President  James  Monroe,  in  a  letter  to  this  Dr. 
Smith,  says  of  the  above-named  Meriwether  Smith, 
"  Your  grd  father  Meriwether  Smith  was  a  revolu- 
tionary character  of  distinction  —  a  bold  fiery  patriot 
—  he  was  among  the  first  to  begin  the  struggle  for 
independence  and  went  right  through  to  the  end." 


(4)  Frances^  Meriwether,  who  married  Theodoric 

Bland,  of  Prince  George  county,  who.  Bishop  Meade 

says,   was  great  uncle   of    Theodoric   Bland  of  the 



(5)  Jane^  Meriwether,  who  married  James  Skelton, 
and  whose  daughter,  Sally  Skelton,  married  (13) 
Col.  Thos.  Jones.     See  the  Skelton  family. 


As  early  as  the  year  1735,  there  was  living  in  the 
parish  of  St.  James,  County  Goochland,  in  the  colony 

154  Jones  Genealogy. 

of  Virginia,  a  Mr.  James  Skelton,  a  gentleman  of 
wealth  and  of  high  social  standing.  Some  years  pre- 
vious to  this,  he  had  married  Jane  Meriwether,  a 
daughter  of  Francis  Meriwether  and  his  wife  Mary 
Bathurst,  who  was  a  member  of  the  ancient  family  of 
Bathurst,  England.  See  the  Bathurst  family.  My 
impression  is  that  in  reading  some  old  family  paper 
I  found  him  mentioned  as  Dr.  Skelton,  but  it  is  prob- 
able that  I  am  mistaken,  for  I  have  not  been  able  to 
again  find  such  a  paper,  although  I  have  made  dili- 
gent search  for  it.  There  is  among  our  papers  a 
bond  which  was  executed  by  him  June  loth,  1735,  in 
which  he  binds  himself  in  the  sum  of  six  hundred 
pounds  sterling  to  convey,  on  or  before  March  25th 
next  ensuing,  one  thousand  acres  of  land  and  divers 
slaves  to  one  William  Meriwether  in  trust  for  his 
(Skelton's)  wife  Jane  during  her  life,  and  after  her 
death,  to  Sally  Skelton,  daughter  of  said  James  and 
Jane  Skelton,  in  fee  simple.  This  bond  is  attested 
by  Frances  Colston,  probably  daughter  of  William 
Colston  and  Mary -^thurst,  and  by  T.  W.  Belfield, 
who  was  doubtless  the  Thos.  Wright  Belfield  who 
had  previously  married  Mary  Colston,  widowed 
daughter  of  Francis  Meriwether.  In  the  year  1770, 
as  appears  from  a  contemporaneous  letter  now  before 
me,  Mr.  Skelton  contemplated  selling  his  estates  in 
Virginia  and  returning  to  England  ;  but  we  find  him 
still  in  Virginia,  as  late  as  1773.  His  arms  as  borne 
by  his  family  in  Virginia  are  Field  Azure^afess  Or  be- 
tween three  fleur  de  lis  Or.     Crest,  a  peacock's  head 

The  Skelton  Family.  155 

erased  proper  in  the  beak,  an  acorn  Or  stalked  and 
leaved  vert.  This  family  no  doubt  is  the  same  origi- 
nally as  the  Skeltons  of  Armathwaite  Castle,  county 
Cumberland,  England,  one  of  whom  represented 
Cumberland  in  Parliament  during  the  time  of  Ed- 
ward I  ;  for  their  arms  agree,  except  that  the  latter 
bears  on  the  fess,  a  Cornish  chough  sable  beaked  and 
legged  gules.  See  Notes  and  Queries,  Richmond 
(Va.)  Standard,  September  25th,  1880. 

There  is  no  evidence  of  which  I  am  aware  that  this 
family  had  any  connections  of  the  name  in  Virginia, 
and  it  appears  that  there  is  no  posterity  bearing  their 
name.  Indeed  there  is  strong  reason  to  believe  that 
they  were  not  aware  of  any  such  connections,  as  it  is 
no  where  intimated  in  all  the  family  correspondence 
in  my  possession  which  took  place  at  that  time  and 
subsequently  ;  and,  while  in  one  or  two  instances  ap- 
preciative mention  is  made  of  others  in  Virginia,  yet 
they  are  referred  to,  not  as  relatives,  but  as  acquaint- 
ances merely.  There  is  in  possession  of  our  Ken- 
tucky family  some  ancient  silver  table-ware  which  my 
grandparents  brought  with  them  from  Virginia  on 
which  is  engraved  the  Skelton  crest ;  and  there  is  a 
quantity  of  heavy  metal  table-ware  on  which  is  en- 
graved the  complete  arms  without  the  crest,  which  is 
said  to  have  been  inherited  by  us  from  two  old  bache- 
lor brothers  of  the  name,  doubtless  Reuben  and 
Meriwether  mentioned  below. 

There  is  in  the  possession  of  my  uncle  Roger  Jones 
a  very  large  Bible  which  fell  to  him  in  the  division  of 

156  Jones  Genealogy. 

my  grandfather's  books,  and  which  is  supposed  to 
have  beloneed  to  Reuben  and  Meriwether  Skelton. 
It  is  in  two  large  vokimes,  on  the  fly  leaf  of  each 
of  which  is  engraved  a  copy  of  the  Skelton  arms 
with  crest.  Immediately  under  one  engraving  is 
written  the  name  "  Meriwether  Skelton,"  and  under 
the  other  the  name  "  Reuben  Skelton." 

The  book-plate  of  the  arms  used  by  Reuben  Skel- 
ton is  in  the  possession  of  Dr.  R.  A.  Brock,  who  is 
editor  of  the  Richmond  Standard,  and  secretary  of 
the  Virginia  Historical  Society;  also  a  letter  from 
Meriwether  Skelton,  written  in  1770,  ordering  one  to 
be  similarly  engraved  for  him,  in  England.  See 
Richmond  Standard,  September  25th,  1880. 

The  Virginia  land  registry  office  shows  the  follow- 
ing grants  of  land  to  James  Skelton,  doubtless  our 
ancestor,  as  he  owned  large  tracts  of  land  about  the 
time,  and  in  the  counties  referred  to  :  James  Skel- 
ton, grants  of  1200,  400,  400  and  400  acres,  all  in 
Henrico  county,  dated  February  20th,  1743,  Book  2, 
pp.  338,  339  ;  James  Skelton,  of  King  William  county, 
two  grants  of  1600  acres  each,  and  one  of  750  acres, 
in  Henrico  county,  1726. 

Issue  of  (i)  James'  and  (5)  Jane^  (Meriwether) 



(2)  Reuben^  Skelton,  who  was  clerk  of  St.  Paul's 
Parish,  Hanover  county,  Va.,  prior  to  the  Revolution. 
It  is  presumed  he  died  a  bachelor. 

Bookplate  of  Skelton  arms,  noticed  on  pages  155-6.     Azure,  a  fesse 

between  three  fleur  de  lis  or.     Crest:  A  peacock's  head 

erased  proper,  in  the  beak  an  acorn  or 

stalked  and  leaved  vert. 

The  Skelton  Family.  157 

(3)  Meriwether^  Skelton,  who  lived  at  "  Spring 
Garden,"  near  New  Castle  in  Hanover  county,  Va., 
died,  it  is  presumed  without  having  married,  and  de- 
vised "  Spring  Garden  "  to  his  sister  Sally,  who  mar- 
ried (13)  Col.  Jones.  See  the  Jones  family.  He 
grew  large  quantities  of  tobacco,  which  he  shipped 
and  sold  in  the  different  European  markets. 


(4)  Lucy^  Skelton.  It  is  said,  although  we 
have  no  information  to  that  effect  in  our  family,  that 
there  was  also  a  daughter  Lucy  who  married,  prior  to 
April  8th,  1760,  Robert  Gilliam  and  had  issue:  I. 
(5)  John^  Gilliam,  who  was  born  May  6th,  1761; 
married  October  12th,  1788,  Hannah  Sampson,  of 
Perth,  Scotland,  who  was  born  November  9th,  1765; 
he  died  in  February,  1823  ;  H.  (6)  Elizabeth^  Gilliam, 
who  married  David  Buchanan,  of  Scotland;  HI.  (7) 
Reuben^  Meriwether  Gilliam,  who  died  unmarried ; 
IV.  (8)  James^  Skelton  Gilliam,  M.  D.,  who  was  born 
August,  1753,  married,  November  21st,  1787,  Mary, 
daughter  of  Theophilus  Field,  and  died  March  28th, 
1814;  V.  (9)  Susan^  Bathurst  Gilliam,  who  died  un- 
married ;  VI.  (10)  Anne^  Gilliam,  who  married  Elly- 
son  Currie,  of  Lancaster  county,  Va.;  VII.  (11) 
Jane^  Gilliam,  who  married  Armistead  Currie,  of 
Lancaster  county,  Va.;  VIII.  (12)  Meriwether^  Skel- 
ton Gilliam,  who  married  Elizabeth  Manson,  of  Din- 
widdie  county,  Va.,  no  issue.      See  Richmond  Stand- 

158  Jones  Genealogy. 

ard,  April  i6th,  1881,  except  what  is  said  as  to  any 
Bathurst  connection  other  than  throuo^h  the  Skelton- 
Gilliam  marriage. 


(13)  Sally^  Skelton,  who  married  (13)  Col.  Thos. 
Jones  and  bore  him  a  numerous  family.  After  her 
brother  Meriwether's  death,  they  made  "  Spring 
Garden  "  their  family  seat. 


(14)  Bathurst  Skelton,  who'married,  in  1766,  Martha 
(Patty)  Wayles,  daughter  of  John  Wayles,  Esq.,  a 
successful  practitioner  of  the  law  of  Charles  City 
county,  Va. 

Bathurst  and  (25)  Dr.  Walter  Jones  were  fast 
friends  and  room-mates  at  William  and  Mary  Col- 
lege, as  appears  in  a  letter  from  Bathurst  to  his 
brother-in-law  (13)  Col.  Thos.  Jones,  in  which  he 
sends  his  love  to  his  sister,  Mrs.  Jones.  See  also 
under  (25)  Dr.  Walter's  name. 

Bathurst  died  in  1769,  leaving  one  child  who  died 
in  infancy,  and  Thos.  Jefferson,  who  had  been  his 
unsuccessful  rival,  married  his  widow  on  January  ist, 

An  interesting  account  of  the  rivalry  between  Bat- 
hurst and  Thos.  Jefferson  for  the  hand  of  Miss 
Wayles  may  be  seen  in  a  little  book,  now  out  of 
print,  entitled  "  The  Youth  of  Jefferson,"  which  con- 
tains a  romantic  account  of  the  lives  and  loves  of  the 
boys  at  William  and  Mary  College. 

The  Carter  Family.  159 


What  is  here  contained  in  regard  to  the  Carter  fam- 
ily has  been  taken  by  me  almost  entirely  from  Bishop 
Meade,  and  from  a  very  elaborate  Tree  of  the  family, 
containing  several  hundred  names,  prepared  by  R.  R. 
Carter,  of  Shirley.  From  the  latter,  I  get  also  a  view 
of  the  Carter  arms,  which  may  be  described  as  fol- 
lows, viz.  :  Argent,  a  chevron  between  three  cart 
wheels  vert.  Crest,  on  a  mount  vert,  a  grey  hound 
sejant  argent  sustaining  a  shield  of  the  last,  charged 
with  a  cart  wheel  vert.  This  crest  appears  stamped 
on  the  seal  of  a  number  of  Councillor  Carter's  letters. 

My  immediate  connection  with  the  family  is 
through  a  daughter  of  Councillor  Carter  who  was 
the  mother  of  my  grandfather  Jones.  The  following 
is  taken  from  Chas.  Campbell's  History  of  Virginia  : 

"  The  first  of  the  family  so  far  as  is  known  settled 
in  Upper  Norfolk,  now  Nansemond  county,  and  was 
a  member  of  the  House  of  Burgesses  in  1649.  ^^ 
the  year  1654,  we  find  him  a  burgess  from  Lancaster 
county,  and  commander-in-chief  of  the  forces  sent 
against  the  Rappahannock  Indians.  He  continued 
to  be  a  member  of  the  House  of  Burgfesses  for  some 
years.  He  died  June  10,  1669."  This  was  (i)  John' 
Carter,  who  was  born  in  England,  moved  to  "Coro- 
toman,"  in  Lancaster  county,  Va.,  in  1649,  and  was 
buried    there    in    1660.       His    first   wife   was    Jane, 

i6o  Jo7ies  Genealogy. 

daughter  of  Morgan  Glynn,  by  whom  he  had  children, 
(2)  George""  Carter  and  (3)  Eleanor^  Carter,  His 
second  wife  was  Ann  Carter,  who  was  a  daughter  of 
Cleave  Carter,  probably  of  England,  by  whom  he 
had  (4)  Chas.^  Carter  and  (5)  John^  Carter,  the  latter 
of  whom  married  Elizabeth  Wormley  and  they  had 

(6)  Elizabeth^  Carter,  who  married Lloyd.     His 

third  wife  was  Sarah  Ludlowe,  who  was  a  daughter 
of  Gabriel  Ludlowe. 

Issue  of  (i)  John'  and  Sarah  (Ludlowe)  Carter. 

L  (7)  Sarah^  Carter.  H.  (8)  Robert"  Carter,  of 
Corotoman,  1663-1732,  who  was  called  King  Carter, 
married,  ist,  1688,  Judith  Armistead,  who  was  the 
eldest  daughter  of  Hon.  John  Armistead  and  his  wife 
Judith.  His  second  wife  was  "  Bettie  Willis,  widow, 
and  youngest  daughter  of  Thos.  Landon,  Esq.  and 
Mary  his  wife,  of  'Grednal'  in  the  county  of  Here- 
ford (England),  the  ancient  seat  of  the  family  and 
place  of  her  nativity."  In  his  epitaph  his  wives  are 
mentioned  as  follows:  "His  first  wife  was  Judith 
daughter  of  John  Armistead,  Esq.  ;  his  second.  Bet- 
tie,  a  descendant  of  the  noble  family  of  Landons." 
King  Carter,  as  he  was  called  on  account  of  his  im- 
mense possessions,  resided  at  his  family  seat  "  Coro- 
toman," on  the  Rappahannock  river  in  Lancaster 
county,  Virginia.  He  was  rector  of  William  and 
Mary  College  and  sustained  that  institution  in  its 
most  trying  times.  He  was  speaker  of  the  House 
of  Burgesses  and  treasurer  of  the  colony  during  the 

The  Carter  Family.  i6i 

reign  of  the  Princes  William,  Anne,  George  I,  and 
George  II.  He  was  elected  by  the  House  its  speaker 
six  years.  He  was  Governor  of  the  colony  for  more 
than  a  year,  until  Sir  William  Gooch  arrived  as  its 
Governor.  In  1732  he  built  a  handsome  church  on 
the  site  of  the  old  one  built  by  his  father.  "  Tradi- 
tion has  it,"  says  Bishop  Meade,  "  that  the  congrega- 
tion, which  doubtless  consisted  chiefly  of  his  depen- 
dants, did  not  enter  the  church  on  Sunday,  until  the 
arrival  of  his  coach,  when  all  followed  him  and  his 
family  into  it.  Whether  this  be  so  or  not,  it  is  cer- 
tain from  the  agreement  on  the  vestry-book  when  he 
built  the  church,  that  good  provision  v/as  made  for 
his  tenants  and  servants,  one-fourth  of  the  building 
being  secured  for  their  use,  besides  a  very  large  pew 
near  the  pulpit  and  chancel,  which  he  prepared  for 
his  immediate  family."  Referring  to  the  title  of 
"  King "  bestowed  on  him,  Bishop  Meade  says : 
"  From  the  fact  that  such  a  title  was  bestowed  on 
him,  the  idea  has  become  prevalent  in  Virginia  that 
he  was  not  only  of  princely  possessions,  having  nu- 
merous tenants  and  servants,  and  a  splendid  palace 
for  his  residence,  but  that,  as  a  consequence  of  this, 
he  was  authoritative,  lordly  and  arbitrary  in  his  bear- 
ing and  conduct,  moving  as  a  king  in  the  colony." 
*     ^f-     * 

"  It  is  very  certain  that  Mr.  Carter  and  his  family 
were    very   popular    throughout    the    State.        His 
daughters  were   married  to  the  first  men  in  Virginia. 

1 62  Jones  Genealogy. 

At  his  death  a  long  Latin  inscription,  written  by 
some  ripe  scholar  was  placed  on  his  tomb,  in  which 
the  greatest  virtues  are  assigned  to  him,  and  a  sin- 
cere piety."  He  died  August  4th,  in  the  sixty-ninth 
year  of  his  age. 

Issue  of  (8)  King  Robert*  and  Judith  (Armistead) 


I.  (9)  John^  Carter  married  Elizabeth  Hill,  of  Shir- 
ley. Their  son  (10)  Charles'*  Carter,  of  Shirley, 
married,  ist,  Mary  W.  Carter,  of  Cleve,  and  their 
son  (11)  Charles^  Carter,  of  Mt.  Atlas,  married 
Nancy  Carter,  of  Sabine  Hall,  whose  daughter  (12) 
Mary^  Carter  married  (151)  Commodore  Thos.  ap 
Catesby  Jones,  U.  S.  N.  (10)  Charles'*  Carter,  of 
Shirley,  married,  2d,  Anne  Butler  Moore,  of  Chelsea, 
whose  daughter,  (13)  Anne^  H.  Carter,  became  the 
second  wife  of  Gen.  Harry  Lee  and  the  mother  of 
(14)  Gen.  Robert^  E.  Lee,  the  late  Confederate 
chieftain.  H.  (15)  Elizabeth^  Carter  who  married, 
I  St,  Nathaniel  Burwell  ;  2nd,  married  Dr.  George 
Nicholas.  HL  (16)  Judith^  Carter,  who  became  the 
second  wife  of  Mann  Page,  of  Rosewell.  Their  son 
(17)  John'*  Page,  of  North  End,  married  Jane  Byrd, 
and  their  son  (18)  Mann^  Page  married  Miss  Selden, 
and  their  son  (19)  William^  B.  Page  married  Ann 
Lee,  whose  daughter  married  (150)  Gen.  Roger 
Jones.  IV.  (20)  Anne^  Carter,  who  married  Ben- 
jamin Harrison,  of  Berkeley,  and 'became  the  mother 
of  (21)    Benjamin'*   Harrison,  Governor  of  Virginia 

The  Carter  Family.  163 

and  one  of  the  "  signers,"  from  whom  are  descended 
the  two  presidents. 

Issue  of  (8)  King    Robert'  and   Bettie  (Willis, 
NEE  Landon)  Carter. 

V.  (22)  Robert^  Carter,  of  "  Nomony  Hall,"  Lan- 
caster county,  Va.,  who  married  Priscilla  Bladen. 
VI.  (23)  Sarah3  Carter.  VII.  (24)  Charles^  Carter, 
of  Cleve,  1707  to  1764,  who  married,  first,  Mary 
Walker  ;  second,  Ann  Byrd  ;  third,  Lucy  Taliaferro. 
VIII.  (25)  Ludlowe^  Carter.  IX.  (26)  Landon^ 
Carter,  of  "  Sabine  Hall,"  who  married,  first.  Miss 
Armistead  ;  second,  Maria  Byrd  ;  third,  Eliz.  Worm- 
ley.  X.  (27)  Mary3  Carter,  who  married  George 
Braxton,  and  became  the  mother  of  (28)  Carter'* 
Braxton,  who  was  one  of  the  "signers."  XI.  (29) 
Lucy^  Carter,  who  married  Henry  Fitzhugh,  and 
their  son  (30)  William*  Fitzhugh,  of  Chatham,  mar- 
ried Ann  Randolph,  and  they  were  the  parents  of  (31) 
Mary5  Fitzhugh,  who  was  the  wife  of  G.  W.  P.  Custis, 
of  "Arlington,"  whose  daughter  (32)  Mary^  Custis 
became  the  wife  of  (14)  Gen.  R.  E.  Lee.  XII.  (33) 
George^  Carter. 

Issue  of  (22)  Robert^,  of  Nomony,  and  Priscilla 

(Bladen)  Carter. 

I.  (34)  Elizabeth"*  Carter. 

II.  (35)  Col.  Robert*  Carter,  of  "Nomony  Hall," 
who  was  called  "Councillor"  Carter  from  his  having 
been  for  a  number  of  years  a  member  of  the  King's 

164  Jo7ies  Genealogy. 

Council  in  the  colony.  He  married  Frances  A. 
Tasker,  probably  of  Baltimore.  Their  children  were: 
I.  (36)  Benjamin^  Carter.  II.  (^^j)  Robert^  Carter. 
III.  (38)  Johns  Carter,  iv.  (39)  George^  Carter,  of 
"Oatland,"  who  married  Bettie  Lewis.     V.   (40)  Pris- 

cilla^  Carter,  who  married Mitchell.     VI. 

(41)  Ann^  T.  Carter,  who  married  John  Mound. 
VII.  (42)  Frances^  Carter,  who  married  (28)  Major 
Thos.  ap  Thos.  Jones,  of  "  Bathurst,"  Essex  county, 
Va.,  and  she  was  the  mother  of  my  grandfather  (56) 
Thos.^ap  Thos.  Jones,  who  removed  from  "  Bathurst" 
to  Clark  county,  Ky.  VIII.  (43)  Rebecca^  Carter. 
IX.  (44)  Mary5  Carter.  X.  (45)  Harriet^  Carter. 
XI.  (46)  Julia^  Carter,  who  married  Dr.  Robert  Berk- 
ley, and  their  daughter,  (47)  Sophia^  Berkley,  mar- 
ried Robert  Carter,  of  Kentucky  (of  this  Carter 
family),  and  were  the  parents  of  (48)  Hebe^  Carter, 
who  married  A.  R.  Fennacy  ;  (49)  Julia^  Carter,  who 
married  L.  E.  Veysse  ;  and  (50)  Robert^  Carter,  who 
is  now  dead.  XII.  (51)  Bettie^  Landon  Carter,  who 
married  (62)  Spencer  Ball.  XIII.  (52)  Sally^  Fair- 
fax  Carter,   who   married  Chinn.     XIV.   (53) 

Sophia^  Carter,  who  never  married. 

The  name  of  Councillor  Carter's  residence  is  often 
written  "  Nomini ; "  he  invariably  wrote  it  "  Nomony." 
For  instance,  as  in  the  subjoined  copy  of  one  of  his 
letters  to  his  son-in-law  : 

The  Carter  Family.  165 

"  NoMONY  Hall —  2c^th  July,  1790 
Major  Thos.  Jones 

Dear  Sir  — 
I  expect  Mr.  &  Mrs.  Ball,  Miss  Bettie  Ball  and  my 
daughter  Sally  Fairfax  that  they  will  cross  Rappa- 
hannock to  Hobs  Hole  to-morrow.  My  two  daugh- 
ters propose  to  remain  some  time  at  your  house.  I 
wish  that  I  myself  was  to  be  one  of  their  party  — 
however  my  affairs  call  for  my  personal  attention  in 
the  State  of  Maryland  shortly  "     *     ^     * 

"  That  soule  which  hath  a  witness  testifying  the 
truth  of  Eternal  life  as  set  forth  in  the  Gospel  plan 
of  Redemption  hath  a  knowledge  which  affords  him 
a  foretaste  of  real  happiness  — 

Adieu  Dear  Sir 

Robert  Carter" 

In  a  deed  of  1798  he  is  referred  to  as  "formerly 
of  Nomony  Hall  in  Westmoreland  county,"  Va.,  "but 
now  of  the  city  of  Baltimore,"  from  which  it  appears 
that  "Nomony  Hall  "was  not  in  Lancaster  county 
as  heretofore  stated  by  me. 

During  the  life  of  Councillor  Carter,  as  early  as 
1798,  Mrs.  Jones  and  her  children  had  received  from 
him  real  estate  valued  at  $33, 279, which  was  estimated 
to  be  $742  more  than  their  proportionate  share  up 
to  that  time.  This,  when  we  remember  he  had  four- 
teen children,  will  afford  us  some  idea  of  the  extent 
and  value  of  his  landed  possessions. 

His  wife's  mother,   Mrs.  Ann  Tasker,  I  think  of 

1 66  Jones  Genealogy. 

Baltimore,  left  a  legacy  of  10,000  pounds  sterling  to 
Mrs.  Carter's  children. 

Benjamin  Tasker,  an  uncle  of  Mrs.  Jones,  also  left 
a  handsome  legacy  to  her  children. 

Daniel  Dulany,  Esq.,  executor  of  Mrs.  Ann  Tasker, 
probably  was  also  a  relative  of  Mrs.  Jones,  for  her 
children  received  large  legacies  from  the  Dulany 

The  subjoined  remarks  on  this  family  are  taken 
from  Bishop  Meade  : 

"  Out  of  the  number  of  descendants  of  whom  both 
Church  and  State  might  well  be  proud,  it  would  be 
invidious  to  select.  So  far  as  we  have  been  able  to 
judge  by  observation  and  learn  by  report,  we  may  be 
permitted  to  say  that  there  has  been  much  of  the 
amiable  and  pious  in  the  family,  sometimes  mixed 
with  a  portion  of  eccentricity  in  individuals  of  it. 

"  In  Councillor  Carter,  of  Nomini,  the  grandson  of 
King  Carter,  this  peculiarity  was  found  in  a  large 
measure.  Early  in  life  his  disposition  was  marked 
by  a  tendency  to  wit  and  humor.  Afterward  he  was 
the  grave  Councillor,  and  always  the  generous  philan- 
thropist. At  a  later  day  he  became  scrupulous  as  to 
the  holding  of  slaves,  and  manumitted  great  numbers. 
The  subject  of  religion  then  engrossed  his  thoughts. 
Abandoning  the  religion  of  his  fathers,  he  adopted 
the  creed  of  the  Baptists,  and  patronized  their  young 
preachers,  having  a  chapel  in  his  own  house  at 
Nomini.  After  a  time  he  embraced  the  theory  of 
Swedenborg,  and  at  last  died  an  unhappy  death-dread- 

The  Fauntleroy  Family.  167 

ing  Papist.     All  the  while  he  was  a  most  benevolent 
and  amiable  man." 

Many  of  his  letters  to  Major  Jones  breathe  a  spirit 
of  the  most  earnest  piety,  and  in  some  of  them  he 
speaks  favorably  of  the  Swedenborg  doctrine. 


As  previously  stated,  my  grandmother  Jones  was 
Elizabeth  Fauntleroy,  daughter  of  Griffin  Murdock 
Fauntleroy,  or  Faunt  Le  Roy,  as  the  family  some- 
times write  the  name,  of  "Mars  Hill,"  Richmond 
county,  Virginia. 

While  the  name  is  evidently  of  French  derivation, 
the  family  has  long  been  seated  in  England,  where  it 
has  enjoyed  the  reputation  of  being  an  ancient  and 
highly  respectable  English  family.  I  have  not  been 
able  —  or,  rather,  I  have  not  made  an  effort,  to  con- 
nect the  American  family  with  their  English  pro- 
genitors. Capt.  Chas.  M.  Fauntleroy  wrote  me 
sometime  since  that  on  one  occasion,  when  in  London, 
he  had  been  most  cordially  and  hospitably  entertained 
by  a  Mr.  Chas.  Fauntleroy  of  that  city,  a  gentleman 
of  great  wealth  and  respectability,  who  was  a  warm 
sympathizer  with  the  Confederate  cause,  and  who 
expressed  great  interest  in  his  American  cousins. 

1 68  Jones  Genealogy. 

In  1857  this  Capt.  Fauntleroy  obtained  from  the 
Herald's  College,  in  London,  a  photographic  copy  of 
a  confirmation  of  arms  to  the  Fauntleroy  family. 
But  I  do  not  know  that  these  arms  were  ever  used  or 
recognized  by  the  family  in  Virginia.  On  the  margin 
is  a  picture  of  the  arms. 

The  written  text  is  as  follows  : 

"  To  all  and  Singuler  to  whom  these  presents  shall 
come  Sr.  John  Boroughs  Kt.  Garter  principall  Kinge 
of  Armes  of  Englishmen  sendeth  greeting  Know  yee 
that  Moore  Fauntleroy  Gent,  sonne  of  John  Fauntle- 
roy: the  only  son  of  William  Fauntleroy  of  Craun- 
dall  in  the  County  of  Southampton  Gent,  who  beare 
for  his  Coate  Armour  Gules  three  Infants  heads 
couped  Argent  crined  Or  which  Armes  they  &  their 
Ancestors  have  borne  tyme  out  of  mind  and  now 
being  desired  by  the  said  Moore  Fauntleroy  Gent, 
to  Imblazon  and  and  settforth  his  said  Coat  of  Armes 
with  the  Crest  thereunto  belonging  (that  is  to  say)  on 
a  wreath  of  his  cullors  A  Flower  de  Hz  Or  between 
two  Angells  wings  displayed  Azure  Mantled  Gules 
doubled  Argent  as  are  more  plainly  depicted  in  the 
Margent  hereof 

The  which  Armes  and  Crest  before  Expressed  I 
the  said  Sr.  John  Borough  Kt.  Garter  principall  King 
of  Armes  of  Englishmen,  By  y  authority  annexed 
unto  the  office  of  Garter  by  the  Statutes  of  the  Most 
Noble  Order  of  the  Garter,  continued  practice  and 
the  Letters  Pattents  of  my  said  Office,  made  unto 
mee  under  the  greate  Seale  of  England  do  by  these 

The  Faitntlcroy  Family.  169 

p'sents  declare  assigne  Confirme  &  grante  unto  the 
aforesaide  Moore  Fauntleroy  and  to  his  issue  & 
posterity  to  be  by  them  and  ever  of  them  borne  with 
their  due  differences  accordingr  to  the  Lawe  of  Armes 
for  ever 

In  Witness  whereof  I  have  unto  these  present 
affixed  the  seale  of  Myne  Office  and  subscribed  my 
name  Dated  the  Eight  Day  of  December  and  in  the 
year  of  Our  Lord  God  1633 

Sr.  John  Borough,  Garter." 

The  motto  is,  Enfans  du  Roy. 

There  was  a  Viscount  Moore  Fauntleroy,  in  the 
time  of  Queen  Elizabeth. 

The  first  one  of  the  family  who  settled  in  Virginia, 
and  it  is  supposed  the  only  one  that  came  to  America, 
was  (i)  Major  Moore'  Fauntleroy,  who  arriving  in 
the  colony  sometime  prior  to  April  4th,  165 1,  settled 
in  what  is  called  the  Northern  Neck  of  Virginia,  and 
by  his  military  talents  kept  the  Indians  at  bay  in 
those  parts. 

Campbell's  History  of  Virginia,  page  210,  mentions 
a  Mr.  Fauntleroy  who  in  1648  entertained  in  Virginia 
one  Beauchamp  Plantagenet,  a  royalist  refugee  from 
England  ;  and  in  Henning's  Statutes  at  Large,  fre- 
quent mention  is  made  of  our  Major  Moore  Faunt- 
leroy. He  was  a  member  of  the  House  of  Burgesses, 
I  think  for  a  number  of  terms.  Upon  one  occasion, 
arriving  late,  after  that  body  had  been  sometime  in 
session,  he  became  offended  at  certain  proceedings 


170  Jones  Genealogy. 

which  had  been  taken  in  his  absence,  and  indulged 
in  such  violent  and  denunciatory  language  on  the 
floor  of  the  House  that  he  was  suspended  for  a  while. 
On  April  4th,  1651,  he  purchased  a  large  body  of  land 
from  Accopatough,  king  of  the  "Indians  of  Rappa- 
hannock Town  and  Towns."  The  deed  executed  by 
the  Indian  king  on  this  occasion  is  copied  in  Bishop 
Meade,  vol.  2,  478-9. 

Naylor's  Hole  in  Richmond  county,  Virginia,  is  a 
portion  of  this  tract,  and  is,  or  was  a  few  years  ago, 
still  the  home  of  his  descendants,  the  children  of  ( 1 28) 
Dr.  Henry  Fauntleroy.  Whom  he  married  or  how 
many  children  he  had  is  not  known.  It  appears  that 
he  had  a  son  Moore,  who  according  to  Bishop  Meade, 
vol.  2,  1 79,  married  Margaret,  daughter  of  the  first 
Paul  Micou.  My  recollection  is  that  Bishop  Meade 
leaves  us  to  infer  that  the  first  William  Fauntleroy 
mentioned  by  him  was  a  son  of  (i  )  Major'  Moore. 
It  appears  quite  plain  to  me  that  he  could  not  have 
been  nearer  than  a  grandson. 

This  (2)  William^  Fauntleroy,  who  was  born  in 
1684,  married  Apphia  Bushrod  and  died  in  1757, 
leaving  the  following  children  :• 

I.   (3)  William'*  Fauntleroy,  who  was  born  in  1713, 

and    died    in    1 793,    married,    first, ,  by 

whom  he  had  a  daughter,  (4)  Elizabeth^  Fauntleroy, 
who  became  the  wife  of  Mr.  Adams,  of  James  River, 
after  having  refused  her  hand  to  the  patriot  Gen. 
Geo.  Washington.  I  remember  reading  in  the  Louis- 
ville   Courier  JoiLrnal,  in  the  spring  or  summer  of 

The  Fauntleroy  Faultily.  171 

1875,  what  purported  to  be  a  copy  of  a  letter  from 
Gen.  Washington  to  a  young  Fauntleroy,  in  which 
he  expressed  the  hope  that  "  Miss  Betsey's  mind " 
would  be  more  favorably  disposed  toward  him  upon 
his  return.  There  is  a  letter  in  the  possession  of 
Governor  Lee,  of  Virginia,  from  Geo.  Washington, 
dated  May  20th,  1752,  and  addressed  to  "  William 
Fauntleroy,  senior,  Esq.,  in  Richmond,"  in  which  he 
says,  "  I  was  taken  with  a  terrible  pleurisy,  which  has 
reduced  me  very  low,  but  purpose  as  soon  as  I  re- 
cover my  strength  to  wait  on  Miss  Bettie  in  hopes  of 
a  reconsideration  of  her  former  cruel  sentence,  and 
to  see  if  I  cannot  obtain  a  decision  in  my  favor.  I 
have  enclosed  a  letter  to  her,  which  I  should  be 
much  obliged  to  you  for  the  delivery  of  it."  (3) 
William''  Fauntleroy  married  for  his  second  wife  Miss 
Murdock,  and  they  had  numerous  issue.  See  a  copy 
of  his  will  in  the  Appendix. 

II.  (5)  Moore''  Fauntleroy,  who  was  born  in  1716, 
and  whose  children  moved  from  the  Northern  Neck 
to  King  and  Queen  county,  where  their  descendants 
now  reside. 

III.  (6)  John"*   Fauntleroy,  who   was  born  in  1724. 

The  Issue  of  (3)  William''  and  Miss (Mur- 
dock) Fauntleroy  were  : 


(7)  Dr.  William^  Fauntleroy,  who  was  educated  in 
Europe  ;  was    a    medical   student  in    Edinburg  and 

172  Jones  Genealogy. 

Aberdeen  for  fourteen  years,  and  died  soon  after  his 
return  to  Virginia. 


(8)  Dr.  Moore^  Fauntleroy,  who  was  also  educated 
in  Europe,  was  also  for  many  years  a  student  of 
medicine  at  Edinburg  and  Aberdeen  ;  lived  for  sev- 
eral years  after  his  return  in  Tappahannock,  Va., 
and  died  in  Charleston,  S.  C,  in  1802. 


(9)  John^  Fauntleroy,  who  was  living  in  1793. 


(10)  Griffin^  Murdock  Fauntleroy,  who  was  the 
father  of  my  grandmother,  married  (20)  Ann^  Bel- 
field  (see  that  family),  and  died  1794.  His  residence 
was  "Mars  Hill,"  in  Richmond  county,  Va.,  and  his 
will  is  now  on  record  in  that  county.  Their  children 
were  : 

I.  (11)  Belfield^  Fauntleroy,  who,  we  think,  died 
a  bachelor. 

H.  (12)  Joseph^  Fauntleroy,  who  married  his 
cousin  (80)  Emily  Carter  Fauntleroy,  and  they  had 
children  :  (13)  Eliza''  Fauntleroy,  who  married  Geo. 
White,  of  Evansville,  Ind.,  and  left  two  sons.  (14) 
Emily^  Fauntleroy,  who  married  N.  G.  Nettleton, 
and  died  leaving  one  daughter.  (15)  Josephine^ 
Fauntleroy,  who  married  Mr.  Faith,  is  living  in 
Louisville,  Ky.,  and  has  one  daughter.  (16)  Virginia^ 
Fauntleroy,  who  married  Mr.  Pruess,  and  is  living  in 

TJie  Fatintleroy  Family.  173 

Simsborough,  La.  (17)  Thos.^  Moore  Fauntleroy, 
who  died  without  issue.  (18)  Frederick''  Fauntleroy, 
who  is  Hving  in  Gatesville,  Texas,  and  has  three 
children.  (19)  Henrys  Fauntleroy,  who  married  Isa- 
bella Smythe,  a  daughter  of  Judge  Smythe,  of  Vincen- 
nes,  Ind.,  and  had  children,  (20)  Thos.^  Smythe 
Fauntleroy,  who  is  his  only  surviving  child,  with  whom 
he  lives  in  Chicago;  (21)  SamueP  Fauntleroy,  who 
is  dead,  and  (22)  Eugene^  Fauntleroy,  who  also  is 
dead.  (23)  Ferdinand''  Fauntleroy,  who  married  at 
Goliad,  Texas,  Chloe  Biscoe,  who  is  a  daughter  of 
Alexander  H.  Biscoe,  of  Putnam  county,  Ga.,  and 
his  wife  Caroline  Gresham,  of  Walton  county,  same 
State,  and  they  have  children  :  (24)  Hamilton^  Bis- 
coe Fauntleroy;  (25)  Ferdinand^  Fauntleroy;  (26) 
Carrie^  Fauntleroy  and  Virginia^  Lawson  Fauntleroy, 
who  are  living  ;  (27)  Rosa^  Fauntleroy  and  (28) 
Mattie^  Fauntleroy,  who  died  in  infancy.  (29)  Wil- 
liam^  Fauntleroy,  who  married  and  has  a  family  liv- 
ing in  Evansville,  Ind. 

III.  (30)  Mary^  Fauntleroy,  daughter  of  (10) 
Griffin  Murdock,  married  John  Campbell,  Esq.,  a  dis- 
tinguished lav/yer  of  Kirnan,  Westmoreland  county, 
Va.  She  was  his  first  wife  and  had  several  children, 
all  of  whom  died  in  infancy,  except  (31)  Anna^ 
Stewart  Campbell,  who  married  Geo.  Wm.  Smith, 
son  of  the  first  Governor  Smith  of  Virginia. 

IV.  (32)  Anne^  Fauntleroy,  who  married  January 
2,  1798,  at  "  Mars  Hill,"  in  Richmond  county,  Va., 
Raphael  Thompson,  who  was  a  son  of  Raphael  and 

174  Jones  Genealogy. 

Susanna  Thompson,  of  St.  Mary's  county,  Md.,  and 
left  several  children.  {j)Z)  Lewis^  A.  Thompson,  who 
was  a  child  of  this  marriage,  and  who  was  born  at 
Barnesville,  Westmoreland  county,  Va.,  November 
19th,  1804,  married  Margaret  Ashton,  of  Lexington, 
Ky.,  and  left  issue.  Among  the  issue  of  the  last 
named  marriage  is  (34)  Anestacia^  Thompson,  who 
married  Milton  Barlow,  son  of  an  inventor  of  an 
improved  planetarium.  She  is  the  mother  of  cousin 
(35)  Florence^  Barlow  and  others.  Another  child 
of  {^ZZ)  Lewis  A.  Thompson  was  (36)  Butler^ 
Fauntleroy  Thompson,  who  married  Philadelphia 
Appleton,  and  lived  in  Lexington,  Ky.  He  was  the 
father  of  {jyf)  Wm.^  H.  Thompson,  now  of  that  city, 
who  married  Carrie  P.  Lyon,  a  daughter  of  F.  A. 
Lyon,  of  Georgetown,  Ky.,  and  his  wife  Teresa  V. 
Barlow,  and  has  one  child,  (38)  Butler'°  Fauntleroy 
Thompson.  The  other  child  of  (36)  Butler  Fauntle- 
roy Thompson  is  cousin  (39)  Anna^  Thompson,  of 
Lexington,  Ky. 

V.  (40)  Margaret^  Fauntleroy,  daughter  of  (10) 
Griffin  Murdock  Fauntleroy,  married  Capt.  Yerby, 
of  Frederick  county,  Va.,  and  left  issue. 

VI.  (41)  *Elizabeth^  Fauntleroy,  who  was  my 
grandmother,  was  born  at  "  Mars  Hill,"  in  1790-91, 
married  (56)  Thos.  ap  Thos.  Jones,  and  died  in 
Clark  county,  Ky.,  August  31st,  1865.  I  remember 
her  quite  well.  She  was  an  excellent  type  of  the 
old  Virginia  lady.      Blue-eyed  and  auburn-haired,  she 

*  See  her  portrait. 

The  Fau7itleroy  Family.  175 

bore  her  age  remarkably  well,  and  retained  a  full 
complement  of  good  looks  to  the  day  of  her  death. 
In  stature  she  was  under  the  medium  size  and  height ; 
was  very  practical,  industrious  and  economical  —  a 
good  housewife,  full  of  sprightliness,  wit  and  humor, 
with  a  happy  knack  for  communicating  her  vivacity 
to  those  around  her.  She  was  fond  of  society,  and 
intolerant  of  snobbery  in  any  form. 


(42)  Joseph^  Fauntleroy,  who  died  December  ist, 
1 81 5,  married  his  cousin  "Betsey  Foushee  Fauntleroy. 
Their  children  were  : 

I.  (43)  William^  Moore  Fauntleroy,  who  was  born 
November  i6th,  1787,  married  Fanny  Ball,  and  had 
a  large  family,  among  whom  were  (44)  Bettie''  Faunt- 
leroy; (45)  Druscilla^  Fauntleroy,  who  married  Mr. 
January  and  lived  near  Hatches  ;  (46)  Winnie^  Faun- 
tleroy ;  (47)  Fannie^  Fauntleroy ;  (48)  Bushrod^ 
Fauntleroy ;  (49)  Moore^  Fauntleroy,  and  (50) 
Thornton^  Fauntlerov. 

II.  (51)  Maria^  Bushrod  Fauntleroy,  who  was  born 
September  17th,  1789,  and  died  in  1794. 

III.  (52)  Joseph^  Murdock  Fauntleroy,  who  was 
born  September  7th,  1791,  married  March  13th,  1820, 
Eliza  Belfield  Bowman,  and  died  May  4th,  1868. 
He  was  an  active  member  of  the  Baptist  Church, 
was  a  man  of  wealth,  of  great  refinement  of  tastes, 
of  good  intellectual  attainments,  and  rare  conversa- 
tional powers.     His  wife  was  born  March  14th,  1801, 

1 76  Jo7ies  Genealogy. 

and  died  January  ist,  1856.  She  was  a  daughter  of 
Capt.  Isaac  Bowman,  of  Shenandoah  county,  Virginia. 
Joseph  was  reared  at  Greenville  ;  his  wife,  at  Stras- 
burg,  Va.  They  lived  on  the  Shenandoah  river, 
near  the  old  homestead,  "  Greenville,"  until  the  birth 
of  four  children,  when  they  removed  to  near  Clarks- 
ville,  Tenn.,  and  finally,  just  before  the  late  war,  they 
removed  to  Kentucky,  and  settled  near  Paducah. 
Their  children  were  :  (53)  Mary^  Elizabeth  Faunt- 
leroy,  who  was  born  in  Shenandoah  county,  Va., 
May  26th,  1823,  and  died  in  Christian  county,  Ky., 
January  6th,  1882.  She  married  in  Montgomery 
county,  Tenn.,  January  i6th,  1844,  Jas.  Thos.  Gar- 
nett,  who  was  born  in  Albemarle  county,  Va.,  De- 
cember 7th,  1 8 16,  and  died  in  Christian  county,  Ky., 
May  nth,  1883.  They  had  children:  (54)  Jos.^ 
Fauntleroy  Garnett,  who  was  born  December  i6th, 
1844;  (55)  Walter^  Faunt  Le  Roy  Garnett,  who  was 
born  January  8th,  1849,  ^^  Montgomery  county,  Tenn., 
and  married  February  3d,  1880,  at  the  Baptist  Church 
in  Hopkinsville,  Ky.,  Mary  Wallace,  born  January 
ist,  1 86 1,  daughter  of  Jas.  A.  and  Cornelia  Wallace, 
of  that  place,  and  they  have  children  :  (56)  Leslie^  Wal- 
lace Garnett ;  (5  7)  Susie^  Wallace  Garnett ;  (58)  Mary^ 
Faunt  Le  Roy  Garnett,  and  (59)  Wallace^  Faunt  Le 
Roy  Garnett.  (60)  Emily^  Susan  Fauntleroy,  a 
daughter  of  (52)  Jos.  Murdock,  was  born  March  12th, 
1825,  and  died  August  i6th,  1826.  (61)  John^ 
Butler  Fauntleroy,  who  was  born  February  26th, 
1828,  married  Nannie  Allensworth,  of  Todd  county. 

The  Fauntleroy  Fa77iily.  i77 

Ky,,  lives  in  Gatesville,  Tex.,  and  has  three  children, 
(62)  Jessie^  Belfield  Fauntleroy,  (63)  Sue^  Fauntle- 
roy, and  (64)  Emmett^  Fauntleroy.  (65)  Emilys 
Frances  Ann  Fauntleroy,  who  was  born  September 
6th,  1830,  married  Guilford  Slaughter,  of  Nashville, 
Tenn.,  and  died  February  24th,  1855.  (66)  Jo- 
anna' Belfield  Fauntleroy.  who  was  born  Decem- 
ber 8th,  1833,  married  A.  J.  Allensworth,  of  Nash- 
ville, Tenn.,  and  died  arch  14th,  1855,  leaving  one 
son,  (67)  Norman^  Fauntleroy  Allensworth,  now 
of  San  Antonio,  Texas.  (68)  Robert^  Bowman 
Fauntleroy,  who  was  born  January  3d,  1836,  and 
died  in  infancy.  (69)  Sarah^  Matilda  Fauntleroy, 
who  was  born  January  30th,  1838,  married  W.  P. 
Griffin,  of  Ballard  county,  Ky.,  and  has  children, 
(70)  Dovie^  Griffin,  (71)  Mary^  Ellen  Griffin, 
and  (72)  Walter^  Clifton  Griffin.  (73)  Ellen' 
Douglas  Fauntleroy,  who  was  born  February  ist, 
1840,  married  Dr.  D.  A.  Watts,  of  Paducah,  Ky., 
now  of  Lake  City,  Florida,  and  has  children,  (74) 
Eddie^  Belle  Watts,  (75)  William^  Fauntleroy  Watts, 
and  (76)  Thos.^  Courtney  Watts.  {^']')  Robert' 
Bowman  Fauntleroy,  who  was  born  May  loth,  1843, 
and  died  December  21st,  1864,  at  West  Point,  Miss. 
(78)  Donna'  Inez  Catharine  Fauntleroy,  tenth 
child  of  (52)  Joseph  Murdock,  was  born  November 
4th,  1848,  married  Richard  W.  Jacob,  of  Paducah, 
Ky.,  and  had  one  son,  (79)  Jos.^  Fauntleroy  Jacob, 
who  died  October  6th,  1885. 

178  Jones  Genealogy. 

The  other  children  of  (42)  Joseph  Fauntleroy 
were : 

IV.  (80)  Emily^  Carter  Fauntleroy,  who  was  born 
September  19th,  1793,  and  married  her  cousin  (12) 
Joseph  Fauntleroy.   (See  under  his  name.) 

V.  (81)  Gen'l  Thos.^  Turner  Fauntleroy,  who  was 
born  October  8th,  1795,  married  Ann  Magill,  of 
Winchester,  Va.  He  was  lieutenant  in  the  U.  S. 
Army ;  was  General  in  charge  of  the  Division  of  the 
Pacific  about  1859-60;  resigned  at  the  breaking  out 
of  the  late  war,  and  was  a  Brigadier-General  in  the 
Confederate  States  Army.  His  children  were  :  (82) 
Capt.  Chas.^  M.  Fauntleroy,  late  of  Leesburg,  Va., 
who  was  an  officer  in  the  U.  S.  Navy,  and  subse- 
quently a  captain  in  the  C.  S.  Navy,  and  who  is  the 
gentleman  before  referred  to  as  furnishing  the  copy 
of  confirmation  of  arms  to  Moore  Fauntleroy,  copied 
in  this  sketch.  (83)  Judge  Thos.^  Turner  Fauntleroy, 
who  was  late  a  judge  of  the  court  of  appeals  of  Vir- 
ginia. (84)  Archie^  Fauntleroy,  who  was  at  one  time 
Director  of  the  Insane  Asylum,  at  Staunton,  Va.  (85) 
Daingerfield^  Fauntleroy,  who  was  a  purser  in  the 
U.  S.  Navy,  and  died  at  Pensacola,  Fla.,  many  years 
ago.  (86)  Mary^  Fauntleroy,  who  became  the  wife 
of  the  late  Surgeon-General  Barnes,  U.  S.  Army, 
whom  she  survives;  and  (87)  Kate''  Fauntleroy,  who 
is  the  wife  of  Major  Whittlesey,  U.  S.  Army. 

VI.  (88)  SamueP  Griffin  Fauntleroy,  son  of  (42) 
Joseph,  died  in  infancy. 

VII.  (89)    Leroy^    Daingerfield    Fauntleroy,  who 

The  Fauntleroy  Family,  1 79 

was  born   May    15th,    1799,  and   married    Margaret 
Hale,  of  Winchester,  Va. 

VIII.  (90)  Laurence^  Butler  Fauntleroy,  who  was 
born  January  31st,  1801,  married,  first,  his  cousin 
Sarah  Griffin  Thompson,  of  Lexington,  Ky.,  daugh- 
ter of  (32)  Ann  Fauntleroy  and  Chas.  R.  Thompson; 
she  dying  soon  after  her  marriage,  he  married, 
second,  Matilda  Bowman,  of  Montgomery  county, 
Tenn.  Their  children  were  :  (91)  Kate^  Fauntleroy, 
who  married  L.  E.  Stevens,  of  McCracken  county, 
Ky.,  and  has  children  (92)  Annie^  Thomas  Stevens, 
(93)  Florence^  Eugenia  Stevens,  (94)  John^  Ewing 
Stevens,  (95)  Butler^  Gary  Stevens,  and  (96)  Wil- 
liam^ Fauntleroy  Stevens.  (97)  Eugenia^  Fauntleroy, 
who  married  J.  Henry  Smith,  now  of  Paducah,  Ky., 
and  has  children,  (98)  Mattie^  Florence  Smith,  (99) 
Thos.^  Gosby  Smith,  (100)  Henry^  Fauntleroy  Smith, 
(loi)  Nellie^  Pearl  Smith,  (102)  Laurence^  Butler 
Ghristopher  Smith,  and  (103)  Mary^  Eugenia  Smith. 
(104)  Florence''  Lascelles  Fauntleroy,  who  married 
Dr.  R.  M.  Stevens,  now  of  Melbourne,  Ark.,  and  has 
one  child,  (105)  Mattie^  Eugenia  Stevens.  (106) 
Thos.'  Butler  Fauntleroy,  who  married  Millie  Smith, 
lives  near  Paducah,  Ky.,  and  has  children,  (107) 
Mattie^  Fauntleroy,  (108)  Laurence^  Fauntleroy, 
(109)  Henry^  Fauntleroy,  and  (no)  Thomas^  Faunt- 

IX.  (in)  John^  Bushrod  Fauntleroy,  son  of  (42) 
Joseph,  died  in  infancy. 

X.  (112)   Robert^  Henry  Fauntleroy,  son  of  (42) 

i8o  Jones  Genealogy, 

Joseph,  was  born  March  23d,  1807.  Leaving  his 
father's  place,  "  Greenville,"  Virginia,  he  went  to 
Indiana,  where  he  married  Jane  Dale  Owen,  daugh- 
ter of  Robert  Owen,  the  celebrated  Welsh  philan- 
thropist and  writer,  of  New  Lanark,  Scotland,  and 
New  Harmony,  Indiana,  and  sister  of  the  not  less 
distinguished  son,  Robert  Dale  Owen.  They  had 
four  children :  (113)  Constance^  Fauntleroy,  who  mar- 
ried Rev.  Jas.  Runcie,  now  of  St.  Joseph,  Missouri, 
and  has  four  children,  (114)  Blessing^  Runcie,  now 
Mrs.  Marshall,  (115)  James^  F.  Runcie,  (i  16)  Ellinor^ 
Dale  Runcie,  and  (117)  Percy^  Owen  Runcie.  (118) 
Ellinor^  Fauntleroy,  who  married  Geo.  Davidson, 
now  Chief  Assistant  of  the  U.  S.  Coast  and  Geodetic 
Survey,  San  Francisco,  and  has  three  children,  (119) 
Geo.^  Fauntleroy  Davidson,  (120)  Thos.^  Drummond 
Davidson,  and  (121)  Ellinor^  Campbell  Davidson. 
(122)  Arthur''  Robert  Fauntleroy,  and  (123)  Edward^ 
Henry  Fauntleroy,  dead. 

XI.  (124)  John^  Foushee  Fauntleroy,  eleventh 
child  of  (42)  Joseph,  was  born  August  12th,  1809, 
married  Lavinia  Turner,  and  had  children  (125)  Kin- 
lock^  Fauntleroy,  (126)  Bessie^  Fauntleroy,  and  others. 


(127)  Robert^  Fauntleroy,  who  was  born  in  1758, 
and  died  October  29th,  1832,  married  Sarah  Ball,  a 
daughter  of  Col.  Jas.  Ball,  of  Lancaster  county,  Vir- 
ginia, and  had  five  children,  among  whom  was  (128) 
Dr.    Henry^   Fauntleroy,   late   of    "  Naylor's   Hole," 

The  Fauntleroy  Family.  i8i 

Richmond  county,  Va.,  who  contributed   to   Bishop 
Meade's  book  a  brief  article  on  the  Fauntleroy  family. 


(129)  Henrys  Fauntleroy,  who  was  born  June  28th, 
1757,  was  a  soldier  in  the  Revolutionary  War,  served, 
it  is  said,  on  Washington's  Staff,  and  was  killed  at  the 
battle  of  Monmouth,  N.  J.,  June  28th,  1778,  on  the 
anniversary  of  his  natal  day.  He  is  said  to  have 
been  extremely  handsome,  was  very  chivalrous  in  his 
character,  and  became  a  great  favorite  of  Gen.  Wash- 


(130)  Jane^  Fauntleroy,  who  married  Col.  Thos. 
Turner,  of  near  Leedstown,  Va.,  and  had  four  sons 
and  three  daughters,  to-wit :  (131)  Harry^  Turner, 
(132)  Thomas^  Turner,  (133)  Richard^  Turner,  and 
(134)  George^  Turner,  (135)  Elizabeth^  Turner,  (136) 
Jenny^  Turner,  and  (137)  Polly^  Turner.  (138) 
Thomas^  Turner  married  Elizabeth  Carter,  a  daugh- 
ter of  Col.  Robert  Randolph.  Their  son  (139) 
Henry^  Smith  Turner,  brevet  Major  ist  U.  S.  Dra- 
goons, who  resigned  at  the  close  of  the  Mexican  War, 
married  Julia  Mary  Hunt  ;  and  their  daughter,  (140) 
Mary^  Delphine  Hunt  Turner,  married  October  6th, 
1886,  Col.  Edward  Miles  Heyl,  Inspector-General  U. 
S.  Army,  and  has  one  child,  (141)  Julia^  Turner  Heyl. 


(142)  Apphia^  Fauntleroy,  who  married  Capt.  John 
C.  Carter,  of  Amherst  county,  Va.,  and  left  issue. 

1 82  Jones  Genealogy. 


The  mother  of  Grandma  Jones  was  Anne  Belfield  ; 
and  what  is  here  given  of  this  family  was  taken  by  me 
from  an  old  Book  of  Common  Prayer,  which  had  been 
in  the  family  for  many  generations,  and  which  was 
loaned  to  me  by  Cousin  Emma  D.  Belfield,  of  near 
Farmer's  Fork  post-office,  Richmond  county,  Va. 

From  this  it  appears  that  my  grandfather  and 
grandmother  were  each  descended  from  Mary  Bat- 

(i)  John'  Belfield,  of  Devonshire,  England,  had  a 
son,  (2)  Dr.  Joseph^  Belfield,  who  came  to  Virginia, 
and  married  Frances  Wright,  who  was  born  January 
7th,  1685-6,  was  a  daughter  of  Mattrom  Wright  and 
his  wife  Ruth,  who  was  a  daughter  of  Robert  Griggs, 
and  died  April,  1738. 

(2)  Dr.  Joseph^  Belfield,  of  Virginia,  had  issue,  (3) 
Thos.3  Wright  Belfield,  who  was  born  January  ist, 
1704-5,  married  March  9th,  1723-4,  Mary  Colston, 
widow  of  Wm.  Colston  and  daughter  of  Francis  Merl- 
wether  and  his  wife  Mary  Bathurst,  and  died  Decem- 
ber 7th,  1743.     She  died  October  6th,  1750. 

(3)  Thos.3  Wright  Belfield  and  Mary  Colston  had 
issue  :  I.  (4)  John'*  Belfield,  who  was  born  June  23d, 
1725,  marrted  Ruth  Sydnor  April  5th,  1744,  and  died 
August  19th,  1805.  II.  (5)  Joseph^  Belfield,  who  was 
born  May  ist,  1727,  died  August  28th,  1750,  and  left 

The  Beljield  Family.  183 

one  daughter,  from  whom  are  descended  the  Caves, 
of  Orange  county,  Va.  III.  (6)  Thomas*  Belfield, 
who  was  born  March  23d,  1728-9,  and  died  Decem- 
ber 25th  following.  IV.  (7)  Thos.'^  Meriwether  Bel- 
field,  who  was  born  February  nth,  1 730-1,  and  died 
October,  1743.  V.  (8)  Elizabeth-*  Belfield,  who  was 
born  October  25th,  1732,  and  who  married  Stark,  of 
Southampton  county,  Va.  VI.  (9)  Bathursf*  Belfield, 
who  was  born  January  21st,  1733,  and  died  July  6, 
1735-  VII.  (10)  Prances'*  Belfield,  who  was  born 
March  22d,  1735-6,  married,  first.  Walker;  second, 
Broadnax,  and  died  in  1818-20;  from  her  are  de- 
scended many  of  the  Broadnaxes  and  Bouldins  scat- 
tered over  Virginia.  VIII.  (11)  Bathurst^*  Belfield, 
who  was  born  June  27th,  1739,  and  died  February 
2d  following. 

(4)  John*  Belfield  and  Ruth  Sydnor  had  issue  : 
I.  (12)  Thomas^  Belfield,  who  was  born  February 
1 8th,  1744-5,  married  Ann  H.  Beale,  and  they  had 
four  sons  and  four  daughters,  one  of  which  sons,  (13) 
Col.  John^  W.  Belfield,  married,  first,  (55)  Frances 
Tasker  Jones,  my  grandfather's  sister;  second.  Miss 
Daingerfield,  and  left  issue,  (14)  Dr.  Alexander^  Bel- 
field, and  Cousin  (15)  Emma^  D.  Belfield,  of  near 
Farmer's  Fork,  Richmond  county,  Va.  Another  son, 
(16)  Col.  Joseph^  married  (66)  Jane  Skelton  Jones, 
sister  of  the  above  lady.  II.  (17)  Elizabeth^  Belfield, 
who  was  born  January  9th,  1746-7.  III.  (18)  John^ 
Belfield,  who  was  born  March  nth,  1 750-1,  married 
Miss  Beckwith,  probably  no  descendants.      IV.   (19) 

184  Jones  Genealogy. 

Marys  Belfield,  who  was  born  February  17th,  1753, 
married  a  brother  of  Gov.  Geo.  Wm.  Smith,  of  Vir- 
ginia. V.  (20)  Anne^  Belfield,  who  was  born  Novem- 
ber 17th,  1754,  married  (10)  Griffin  Murdock  Faunt- 
leroy,  of  "  Mars  Hill,"  in  Richmond  county,  Va.  She 
was  executrix  of  her  husband's  will,  and  was  Grandma 
Jones' mother.  See  the  Fauntleroy  family.  VI.  (21) 
Winifred^  Belfield,  who  was  born  September  6th,  i  756. 
VII.  (22)  Sydnor^  Belfield,  who  was  born  September 
I2th,  1758,  and  died  February  22d,  1841.  VIII.  (23) 
Joseph^  Belfield,  who  was  born  July  14th,  1761,  and 
died  May  25th,  1786.  IX.  (24)  Fanny^  Belfield,  who 
was  born  February  5th,  1763,  and  died  an  infant. 

The  Belfields  were  a  favorite  connection  with  my 
grandmother,  and  for  social  worth  and  standing  were 
not  out-ranked  by  the  best  families  in  Virginia. 


The  following  description  of  the  Lewis  arms  ap- 
peared in  the  Richmond  Standard  of  March  26th, 
1 88 1,  and  was  contributed  by  Warner  Lewis  Baylor, 
Esq.,  of  Petersburg,  Va.  The  copy  is  on  parchment 
and  has  been  in  the  possession  of  the  Lewises  of 
"Warner  Hall,"  Gloucester  county,  Va.,  for  many 

The  Lewis  Family.  185 

"  First  quarter,  Ar.  a  dragon's  head  and  neck  erased 
(vert,  added  in  the  description)  holding  in  the  mouth 
a  bloody  hand  ;  three  towers  triple  turretted  ;  ar.  three 
chevronels  ;  fourth,  ar.  three  discs  or  spheres  ;  fifth, 
ar.  three  lozenges  on  a  fesse  ;  sixth,  ar.  a  cross  wavy. 
Escutcheon  of  pretence,  three  tall  and  tapering  jars 
holding  each  a  boar's  head.  Crest,  A  dragon's  head 
and  neck  erased,  holding  in  the  mouth  a  bloody 
hand."  *  *  *  "  According  to  Burke's  General 
Ar^nory  the  first  quartering  agrees  with  the  arms  of 
Lewis  of  Brecon  (Wales);  the  second  forms  probably 
a  part  of  the  charge  of  the  arms  borne  by  John  Wil- 
liam Lewis,  Esq.,  of  Llanarchayron,  Co.  Cardigan, 
high  sheriff  for  the  county,  1840."     *     *     * 

The  following  general  observations  are  taken  from 
"  Georgians,"  by  Gov.  Geo.  R.  Gilmer : 

"  Several  accounts  of  the  Lewises  have  been  writ- 
ten of  late  years  in  which  they  are  said  to  have  been 
descended  from  a  family  of  French  Huguenots,  who 
were  driven  to  England  by  the  edict  of  Nantes.  My 
mother  is  in  her  eighty-ninth  year.  I  read  aloud  to 
her  when  a  small  boy  Hume's  History.  When  listen- 
ing to  the  account  of  the  conquest  of  Wales,  by 
Edward  the  First,  I  recollect  her  saying  that  she  had 
heard  from  her  father  that  the  Lewellens  were  his 
kinspeople,  and  that  his  ancestors  had  emigrated  to 
Ireland  from  Wales."  *  *  *  <<  Xhe  red  hair  and 
irascible  temper,  which  still  continue  to  distinguish 
the  Lewises,  indicate  Welsh  rather  than  French  or 
English  origin." 

1 86  Jones  Genealogy. 

(29)  Wm.5  T.  Lewis,  of  Louisville,  Mississippi,  who 
is  a  grandson  of  (23)  John^  Lewis,  of  Albemarle 
county,  Va.,  mentioned  below,  and  who  is  descended 
from  John  Lewis  the  Welshman,  has  devoted  much 
time  and  labor  to  tracing  the  history  of  this  family. 

I  do  not  know  upon  what  authority  he  bases  his 
deductions,  but  he  traces  back  to  four  brothers  in 
Wales,  to-wit : 

(i)  William'  Lewis;  (2)  Gen.  Robert'  Lewis;  (3) 
John'  Lewis;  and  (4)  Samuel'  Lewis. 

(i)  William'  Lewis  emigrated  from  Wales  to  Ire- 
land, married  Miss  McCleland,  and  died  there.  His 
son  (5)  Andrew""  Lewis  married  in  Ireland  Mary 
Calhoun,  and  their  son  (6)  John^  Lewis,  commonly 
called  Pioneer  John,  "in  an  affray  that  occurred  in 
the  county  of  Dublin,  with  an  oppressive  landlord  and 
his  retainers,  seeing  a  brother,  an  officer  in  the  king's 
army,  who  lay  sick  at  his  house,  slain  before  his  eyes, 
he  slew  one  or  two  of  the  assailants.  Escaping,  he 
found  refuge  in  Portugal,  and  after  several  years  came 
over  to  Virginia,  with  his  family,  consisting  of  Mar- 
garet Lynn,  daughter  of  the  Laird  of  Loch  Lynn,  in 
Scotland,  his  wife,  four  sons,  (7)  Thomas  Lewis,  (8) 
William  Lewis,  (9)  Andrew,  (10)  Charles  Lewis,  and 
one  daughter."  There  was  probably  another  son, 
Samuel  Lewis.  This  (6)  Pioneer  John^  Lewis,  who 
was  born  in  1678,  settled  in  Augusta  county,  Virginia, 
near  where  the  town  of  Staunton  now  stands,  and 
died  in  1762.  His  son  (9)  Andrew*  Lewis  became 
a  brigadier-general,  and  (10)  Charles^  Lewis,  his  son, 

The  Lewis  Family.  187 

became  a  colonel.      They  fought  the  battle  at  Point 
Pleasant,  where  Charles  was  killed. 

(9)  Gen.  Andrew  Lewis  was  born  in  1720,  in 
Donegal  county,  Ireland,  married  Elizabeth  Givens, 
in  1749,  and  died  in  Bedford  county,  Virginia,  in 
1 78 1.  His  home  was  in  Botetourt  county,  but  hav- 
ing been  taken  sick  in  the  army,  while  on  his  way 
home,  he  died  in  Bedford  county.  "  At  the  com- 
mencement of  the  Revolutionary  war,  Washington 
considered  him  the  foremost  military  man  in  America, 
and  the  one  most  worthy  of  the  post  of  commander- 
in-chief  of  the  American  army."    See  Camp.  Hist.  Va. 

(i)  Gen.  Robert'  Lewis  was  a  native  of  Brecon, 
Wales,  by  tradition  a  distinguished  general,  a  refugee 
from  Papal  persecutions,  and  a  man  of  great  wealth, 
who  received  from  the  King  a  grant  of  33,333  acres 
of  land,  and  who  is  said  to  have  settled  in  Abington, 
or  Ware  parish,  Gloucester  county,  about  the  middle 
of  the  seventeenth  century.  See  the  Richmond 
Standard  of  February  5th,  1881,  for  his  issue.  His 
great-grandson,  (11)  Col.  Fielding-*  Lewis,  of  Fred- 
ericksburg, Virginia,  married,  first,  Catherine  Wash- 
ington, a  cousin,  and  second,  Bettie  Washington,  a 
sister,  of  Gen.  Geo.  Washington.  Among  his  de- 
scendants may  be  mentioned  (12)  Major  Lawrence^ 
Lewis,  son  of  (11)  Col.  Fielding,  who  was  private 
secretary  to  Gen.  Washington;  (13)  Meriwether 
Lewis,  of  the  famous  Lewis  and  Clark  expedition, 
son  of  (14)  William  Lewis,  of  Albemarle  county, 
Virginia ;  and  others. 

1 88  Jones  Genealogy. 

(3)  John'  Lewis,  who  was  born  in  Wales,  about 
1640,  and,  it  appears,  was,  at  one  time,  a  sojourner 
with  the  Mostyn  family  in  Denbighshire,  Wales,  died 
in  Hanover  county,  Virginia,  in  1726,  where  his  will 
was  on  record  until  the  records  of  the  county  were 
burned  by  the  Federal  army  during  the  late  war. 

His  children  were  (15)  Mrs.  Rebecca"  Lindsay,  (16) 
Abraham^^  Lewis,  (17)  Sarah"  Lewis,  (18)  Mrs.  An- 
gelica' Fullilove,  (19)  David"  Lewis,  and  (20;  John' 

(19)  David  Lewis,  who  was  born  in  Hanover 
county,  Virginia,  about  1685,  and  died  in  Albemarle 
county,  in  1779,  married,  first.  Miss  Terrell,  second, 
not  known,  third,  the  widow  of  Dr.  Hart,  of  Phila- 
delphia, whose  maiden  name  was  Mary  McGrath. 
His  will  is  on  record  in  Albemarle  county,  Virginia. 

His  children  were  as  follows:  (21)  William^  Ter- 
rell Lewis,  who  was  born  in  1718,  married  Sally 
Martin,  and  died  in  Nashville,  Tenn.,  in  1802;  (22) 
David^  Lewis,  who  was  born  in  1720,  married,  first. 
Miss  Rebecca  Stovall,  second,  Elizabeth  Lockhart, 
and  died  in  Spartanburg,  South  Carolina,  in  1787; 
(23)  Hannah^  Lewis,  my  ancestress,  who  was  born 
in  Hanover  county,  Virginia,  in  1722,  married  (2) 
Jas.  Hickman,  of  Culpeper  county,  Virginia,  in  1744, 
and  died  in  Clark  county,  Kentucky,  in  1822  (see 
the  Hickman  and  Browning  families);  (24)  Sarah^ 
Lewis,  who  was  born  in  1724,  married  Abraham 
Musick  and  died  in  St.  Louis,  in  1800;  (25)  Susan- 
nah^  Lewis,  who  was  born  in  i  726,  married  Alexander 

The  Hichnan  Family.  189 

Mackey,  and  died  in  Rutherford  county,  North  Caro- 
lina, in  1784;  (26)  John^  Lewis,  who  was  born  in 
1728,  married,  first,  Sarah  Taliaferro,  second,  Susan 
Clarkson,  and  died  in  Albemarle  county,  Virginia,  in 
1784;  (27)  Joel^  Lewis,  who  was  born  in  1730, 
married,  first,  Mary  Tureman,  second,  Sarah  Chiles, 
third,  Lucy  Daniel,  and  died  in  Spottsylvania  county, 
Virginia,  in  1813;  (28)  Anna^  Lewis,  who  was  born 
in  1733,  married,  first,  her  cousin  Joel  Terrell,  sec- 
ond, Stephen  Willis,  and  died  in  Rutherford  county, 
North  Carolina,  in  1835  ;  (29)  Elizabeth^  Lewis,  who 
was  born  in  1754,  married  Major  John  Martin,  and 
they  were  the  parents  of  (^Z^^  Dr.  Samuel  D.  Mar- 
tin, a  well-known  physician  of  Clark  county,  Ken- 
tucky, who  was  born  in  1791,  and  died  in  Clark 
county,  in  1881  ;  (31)  Col.  Jas.^  Lewis,  who  was  born 
in  1756,  married,  first,  Lucy  Thomas,  second,  Mary 
Marks,  and  died  in  Franklin  county,  Tennessee,  in 
1849;  (32)  Miriam^  Lewis,  who  was  born  in  1759, 
married  Col.  Gabriel  Madison,  a  brother  of  Bishop 
Jas.  Madison  of  Va.,  and  of  Gov.  George  Madison  of 
Ky.,  and  died  in  Jessamine  county,  Kentucky,  in  1845. 


This  name  occurs  among  the  earliest  in  the  annals 
of  Virginia.     It  often  occurs  in  Henning's  Statutes 

I  go  Jo7ies  Genealogy. 

at  Larofe.  We  find  the  clerk  of  the  House  of  Bur- 
gesses  in  1624  signed  himself  R.  Hickman.  The 
family  is  said  to  have  come  originally  from  Lincoln- 
shire, England.  Whatever  the  origin  or  history 
of  this  family,  those  of  my  acquaintance  appear 
to  be  decidedly  proud  of  their  Hickman  blood. 
The  first  we  know  of  our  immediate  branch  of 
the  family  is  that  one  (i)  William'  Hickman, 
of  Virginia,  married  a  Miss  Elliott,  and  their  son 
(2)  James^  Hickman,  of  Hanover  county,  Va ,  who 
was  born  in  1724,  married  (23)  Hannah^  Lewis,  of 
Va.,  in  1744  (see  the  Lewis  family).  They  died  in 
Clark  county,  Ky.,  he  in  1824,  she  in  1822.  The  is- 
sue of  (2)  Jas.^  and  (23)  Hannah^  (Lewis)  Hickman 
were : 

I.  (3)  Susannah^  Hickman,  who  was  born  in  1745, 
married  (i)  Jas.  Browning  (see  the  Browning  family), 
and  died  in  Harrison  county,  Ky, 

H.  (4)  David^  Hickman,  who  was  born  in  1749, 
married  Clara  McClanahan,  had  ten  children,  and 
died  in  Bourbon  county,  Ky.,  in  1825.  From  his  son 
John  are  descended  Judge  H.  Marshall  Buford,  of 
Lexington,  Ky.,  and  others. 

HI.  (5)  Anna^  Hickman,  who  was  born  in  1754, 
married  Stephen  Holliday,  and  died  in  Clark  county, 
Ky.,  1836;   had  seven  children. 

IV.  (6)  Henrys  Hickman,  who  was  born  in  1755, 
married  Phoebe  Eastham,  and  died  in  Fayette 
county,  Ky. 

He  had  eight  children,  one  of  whom,  (7)  William* 
Hickman,  married  Sarah  Pearson,  and  their  daughter, 

The  Hickman  Family.  191 

(8)  Lucy5  Hickman,  married  Major  John  Taliaferro,  of 
Winchester,  Ky.  Of  the  children  of  Major  Taliaferro 
and  (8)  Lucy^  Hickman,  (9)  Sarah^  Taliaferro 
married  J.  V.  Morton  of  Shelby  county,  Ky.,  now 
of  Winchester,  Ky.,  and  they  have  children,  (10) 
Prof.  Wm.7  H.  Morton,  who  married  Sue  Van  Lear, 
a  daughter  of  Rev.  Matthew  Van  Lear,  a  Presbyterian 
divine,  and  has  one  child,  (11)  Isabella^  Morton; 
(12)  Fanny^  Morton,  married  Walter  Jackson,  of 
Shreveport,  La.;  (13)  Thompson^  Morton,  and  (14) 
Chas.7  Hay  Morton.  (15)  Betsy^  Taliaferro,  an- 
other daughter  of  Major  Taliaferro  and  Lucy  Hick- 
man, married  Judge  Wm.  M.  Beckner,  a  promi- 
nent lawyer  of  Winchester,  Ky.,  and  delegate  to  the 
State  Constitutional  Convention,  now  assembled  at 
Frankfort.  They  have  children,  (16)  Lucien^  Pear- 
son Beckner;  (17)  Seth^  Shackelford  Beckner;  (18) 
Nancy^  West  Beckner;  Taliaferro  Beckner;  (19) 
Phoebe^  Herndon  Beckner,  and  (20)  William^  Hick- 
man Beckner.  Another  daughter  of  Major  Taliaferro 
and  Lucy  Hickman,  (21)  Lucy^  Aylett  Taliaferro, 
married  Dr.  L  H.  McKinley,  an  accomplished  physi 
cian  in  active  practice  in  Winchester,  Ky.,  and  their 
children  are  (22)  Susan^  Hickman  McKinley,  (23) 
David^  Howard  McKinley,  and  (24)  Margaret^ 
Aylett  McKinley. 

V.  (25)  Eleanor^  Hickman,  fifth  child  of  Jas.  and 
Hannah  Hickman,  was  born  in  1756,  married  Jo 
Hill  and  died  in  Pickaway  county,  Ohio;  had  three 

VI.  (26)  Gen.  Richard^  Hickman,  sixth  child  of 

192  Jones  Genealogy. 

(2)  James  and  Hannah,  was  born  in  1757,  married  a 
widow  Irvine  nee  Calloway;  was  Lieutenant-Gov- 
ernor of  Ky.,  and  acting  Governor  during  the  ab- 
sence of  Gov.  Shelby  in  181 3  ;  had  five  children; 
died  in  Clark  county,  Ky.,  and  lies  buried  on  the 
farm  now  owned  by  Uncle  Jos.  Jones.  One  of  his 
daughters,  (27)  MatIlda^  married  Samuel  Hanson, 
an  eminent  lawyer  of  Winchester,  Ky.,  and  was  the 
mother  of  (28)  Gen.  Roger^  Hanson,  C.  S.  A.,  (29) 
Col.  Chas.5  Hanson,  U.  S.  A.,  (30)  Richard^  H. 
Hanson,  Esq.,  of  Paris,  Ky.,  and  others. 

Vn.  (31)  James^  Hickman,  who  was  born  in  1759, 
married  Elizabeth  Bryant  or  Bryan,  and  died  in  Lin- 
coln county,  Ky. 

VHL  (32)  Joel^  Hickman,  who  was  born  in  1761, 
was  a  Revolutionary  soldier,  married  Frances  G. 
Wilson,  and  died  in  Clark  county,  Ky.,  in  1832,  hav- 
ing had  twelve  children. 

IX.  (33)  Hannah^  Hickman,  who  married  Geo. 
Hill,  and  died  in  Darbyville,  Ohio,  in  1853,  was  the 
ninth  and  last  child  of  (2)  Jas.  and  (22)  Hannah 
(Lewis)  Hickman. 


This  family  is  of  very  early  seating  in  Virginia. 
As  early  as  1629,  we  find  a  John  Browning,  Burgess 

The  Browning  Family.  193 

from    Elizabeth    City.     See   Henning's    Statutes  at 
Large,  vol  i,  p.  139. 

(i)  James'  Browning,  of  Culpeper  county, Virginia, 
married  (3)  Susan  Hickman,  a  daughter  of  (2)  James 
Hickman  and  his  wife  (23)  Hannah  Lewis,  and  they 
had  issue  as  follows : 

L  (2)  Caleb"  Browning,  whose  descendants  live  in 
Harrison  county,  Ky.,  and  vicinity. 

n.  (3)  Micajah"  Browning,  who  married  Sally 
Brown,  and  they  had  issue  :  (4)  Orville^  H.  Brown- 
ing, who  married  Miss  Caldwell,  and  removed  to 
Quincy,  Illinois,  where  he  became  a  prominent  lawyer 
and  a  distinguished  politician.  He  was  a  member  of 
Congress,  I  think,  for  several  years  ;  was  appointed 
U.  S.  Senator  to  succeed  Stephen  A.  Douglas ;  and 
was  Secretary  of  the  Interior  during  Johnson's  ad- 
ministration. I  think  he  had  been  appointed  by  Mr. 
Lincoln.  A  sister  of  his  wife  married  Judge  James 
Simpson,  late  of  Winchester,  Ky.,  at  one  time  judge 
of  our  Court  of  Appeals.  Another  son  of  Micajah 
was  (5)  Milton^  D.  Browning,  a  distinguished  lawyer 
and  influential  citizen  of  Des  Moines,  Iowa. 

Another  son  was  (6)  Marcus^  Browning,  for  many 
years  of  Lexington,  Ky.,  now  of  Jacksonville,  Illi- 
nois, who  married  Miss  Rees.  There  were  also  two 
daughters,  (7)  Talitha^  Browning,  who  married 
Obannon,  and  (8)  Ann^  Browning,  who  married 

III.  (9)  Molly"  Browning,  a  daughter  of  (i)  James', 
married  Taliaferro  Browning. 

194  Jones  Genealogy. 

IV.  (lo)  James''  Browning,  another  son  of  (i) 
James  and  Susan,  was  born  October  2d,  1768, 
married  Jane,  daughter  of  James  Morrow  and  his 
wife  Elizabeth  Frame.  Their  children  were  (11) 
Elizabeth^  Browning,  who  was  born  in  1796;  (12) 
Hickman^  L.  Browning;  (13)  Mary^  L.  Browning; 
(14)  Lucinda^  E.  Browning;  (15)  Matilda^  Browning; 
(16)  Franklin^  Browning;  (17)  James^  B.  Browning; 
(18)  William^P.  Browning;  (19)  Milton^A.  Browning 
an  M.  D.;  (20)  Edwin^  C.  Browning;  (21)  Martha^ 
Jane  Browning,  my  mother,  who  was  born  November 
nth,  1822,  married,  1841,  (78)  Fauntleroy  Jones,  and 
died  June  28th,  1887,  a  consistent  member  of  the 
Christian  Church. 


This  appendix  contains,  as  I  believe,  none  but  true 
copies,  verbatim  et  literati7n,  of  the  instruments  re- 
ferred to.  The  copies  were  made  by  me  with  the 
originals,  or  official  copies  of  the  originals,  before 
me,  in  every  instance,  except  only  the  Davis  memo- 
rial ;  the  letters  and  papers  referring  to  Gen'l  Roger 
Jones  and  Commodore  Catesby  Jones,  and  their  de- 
scendants; Dr.  Walter  Jones'  letter  to  his  brother 
Fred  ;  the  proceedings  had  upon  the  death  of  his  son 
Gen'l  Walter  Jones;  the  letter  from  the  latter  to  his 
son  Walter;  and  the  Rev.  Thos.  H.  Jones'  memorial ; 
these  were  furnished  me  by  other  members  of  our 

While  reading  these  copies  it  should  be  borne  in 
mind  that  since  the  date  of  many  of  the  instruments, 
the  orthography  of  our  language  has  undergone 
great  changes,  and  that  many  words  which  appear  to 
us  to  have  been  inaccurately  spelled  were  correctly 
spelled  according  to  the  times  at  which  they  were 

Other  cases  admit  of  no  apology,  and  are  simply 
instances  of  incorrect  spelling  at  all  times,  as  in  the 
case  of  the  word  "prejudice"  in  Lady  Culpeper's 
note  ;  a  criticism,  however,  from  which  our  "  best 
people  "  have  evidently  not  always  been  exempt. 

1 96  Appendix. 

To  be  sure,  these  little  inaccuracies  might  well 
have  been  corrected  in  the  copies  —  which  is  usual,  I 
believe,  in  similar  publications  ;  but  then  they  would 
not  have  been  copies,  and  I  preferred  to  give  faithful 
transcripts,  trusting  to  the  intelligence  of  my  readers 
to  make  all  due  allowance. 

The  chirography  is  neat,  without  an  exception  ;  is 
often  refined  and  clerkly,  and  always  indicates  cul- 
ture and  education  in  the  writer. 

The  Following  is  a  Copy  of  a  Certified  Copy  of 
Capt.  Roger  Jones'  Will  Obtained  by  Me  from 
Somerset  House  in  1889: 

"  Extracted  from  the  Principal  Registry  of  the 
Probate  Divorce  and  admiralty  Division  of 
the  High  Court  of  Justice. 

In  the  Prerogative  Court  of  Canterbury. 

IN  THE  NAME  OF  GOD  AMEN  I,  Captaine 
Roger  Jones  of  the  parish  of  St.  Dunstan  Stepney 
in  the  County  of  Middlesex  being  sick  in  body  but 
of  sound  and  perfect  mind  and  memory  (praised  be 
God  for  the  same)  and  considering  the  certainty  of 
death  and  the  uncertainty  of  the  time  thereof  Doe 
make  and  declare  my  last  Will  and  testament  in  man 
ner  and  form  following  that  is  to  say  Imprimis  my 
Will  and  desire  is  to  be  buried  at  Mansfield  in  the 
County  of  Nottingham  in  the  grave  with  my  late 
wife  Dorothy  daughter  of  John  Walker  of  Mans- 
field aforsesaid  Esqre.      Item  I  give  and  bequeath  to 

Appendix.  197 

priscilla  Jones  my  dear  present  wife  the  sume  of  fifty 
pounds  to  put  herselfe  and  family  in  Mourning  Item 
I  give  to  my  ten  friends  hereinafter  named  the  sume 
of  twenty  shillings  apiece  to  buy  each  of  them  a  ring 
that  is  to  say  Sr.  Richard  Haddock  Coll.  Philip  Lud- 
well  Arthur  Bailey  Esqre.  Richard  Perry  Benjamin 
Hatley  Captain  Hopefor  Bendall  John  Thompson 
Dennis  Lyddell  Esqre.  Charles  Deakyn  and  An- 
thony Morris  Item  I  give  to  Capt.  Francis  Willis  the 
sum  of  five  guineas  Item  I  give  to  Samuel  Deane 
Gent,  the  sume  of  tenn  pounds  to  buy  him  a  ring 
Item  I  give  the  use  of  all  the  plate  I  presented  my 
now  wife  with  upon  her  marriage  with  me  to  my  said 
dear  wife  priscilla  during  her  life  she  giving  bond  to 
my  son  Frederick  Jones  within  two  months  after  my 
decease  for  the  safe  delivery  thereof  to  him  his 
execrs.  or  admrs.  after  her  decease  or  the  value 
thereof  according  to  a  just  and  true  appraisement 
thereof  and  after  my  said  present  wife's  decease  I 
give  and  bequeath  the  said  plate  unto  my  said  son 
Frederick  Jones  I  give  the  Bedd  Boalsters  and  pil- 
lows I  now  lye  on  to  my  said  son  Frederick  Jones 
and  all  the  rest  of  my  household  goods  and  utensills 
of  household  not  by  me  otherwise  disposed  of  that 
shall  be  in  or  about  my  now  dwelling  house  in  Step- 
ney aforesaid  at  the  time  of  my  death  (except  my 
horses  and  chariott)  I  give  and  bequeath  the  same  to 
my  said  dear  wife  priscilla  Item  Whereas  by  my 
marriage  articles  with  my  said  now  wife  priscilla  I 
did  covenant  that  in  case  I  should  depart   this  life 

1 98  Appendix. 

leaveing  the  said  priscilla  alive  before  such  purchase 
and  Settlemt  made  as  is  therein  mentioned  That 
then  my  execrs.  or  admrs.  should  after  my  decease 
pay  &  satisfy  unto  the  said  priscilla  or  her  assigns 
the  full  yearely  sume  of  one  hundred  pounds  by 
quarterly  payments  for  and  during  her  naturall  life 
Now  my  mind  and  will  is  and  I  doe  hereby  give  de- 
vise and  bequeath  all  the  rest  residue  and  remainder 
of  my  Estate  both  reall  and  personall  whatsoever 
and  wheresoever  not  otherwise  by  me  disposed  of 
(after  my  debts  legacies  and  such  other  legacies  as  I 
shall  give  by  any  codicill  or  codicills  to  be  annexed 
to  this  my  will  and  my  funerall  charges  first  paid) 
unto  my  son  Frederick  Jones  his  heires  execrs.  and 
admrs.  Upon  speciall  trust  and  confidence  that  he 
shall  and  doe  thereout  in  the  first  place  pay  and  sat- 
isfie  unto  my  said  wife  priscilla  or  her  assigns  the 
yearly  sume  of  one  hundred  pounds  by  quarterly 
payments  for  and  dureing  her  naturall  life  in  pursu- 
ance and  discharge  of  my  before  recited  Covenant 
in  that  behalfe  the  first  payment  thereof  to  begin  & 
be  made  at  the  end  of  the  first  quarter  of  a  year  next 
after  my  decease  provided  alwaies  and  I  doe  declare 
it  to  be  my  Will  &  meaning  that  my  said  son  Fred- 
erick Jones  shall  &  may  deduct  and  take  out  of  the 
said  annuall  sume  of  one  hundred  pounds  hereinbe- 
fore directed  to  be  by  him  paid  unto  my  said  wife  as 
aforementioned  such  full  and  the  like  sume  and  sumes 
of  money  as  shall  be  from  time  to  time  paid  and  pay- 
able unto  the  Kings  Majestys  by  vertue  of  any  act  or 

Appendix.  199 

acts  of  Parliament  for  estates  of  the  likeyearely  value 
of  one  hundred  pounds  and  that  from  time  to  time  and 
at  all  times  by  equall  quarterly  sumes  or  deductions 
when  and  as  long  and  as  often  as  the  houses  lands  and 
estates  of  this  kingdom  shall  be  charged  or  charge- 
able with  any  taxes  or  assessments  to  the  Kings 
Majesty  his  heirs  or  successors  by  any  act  or  acts  of 
parliament  and  after  my  debts  legacies  funerall 
charges  and  the  aforesaid  trust  paid  and  performed  I 
give  devise  and  bequeath  all  the  rest  residue  and  re- 
mainder of  my  said  reall  &  personall  estate  unto  my 
said  son  Frederick  Jones  his  heirs  execrs.  and  admrs. 
to  hisowne  use  Item  I  give  and  bequeathe  unto  my 
son  Thomas  Jones  one  shilling  &  noe  more  in  full 
barr  and  satisfaction  of  all  his  right  claime  or  tithe 
to  my  estate  as  well  reall  as  personall  by  any  deed  or 
deeds  of  gift  or  other  Instrument  or  writeing  or 
otherwise  howsoever  and  I  doe  hereby  revoke  coun- 
termand and  make  void  all  &  every  such  deed  & 
deeds  of  gift  instruments  and  writeings  whatsoever 
Item  I  declare  that  a  silver  tankard  in  the  posses- 
sion of  my  said  son  Frederick  is  not  mine  but  belongs 
to  my  said  son  Thomas  and  was  bought  with  monies 
given  him  by  my  Lady  Culpepper  Item  I  give  my 
own  picture  the  Lord  Fairfax's  picture  and  a  picture  of 
fish  now  over  the  doore  in  my  best  parlour  at  Step- 
ney aforesaid  after  my  now  wife's  decease  to  my  son 
Frederick  Jones  but  my  wife  to  have  the  use  of  them 
dureing  her  life  Item  I  revoke  and  make  void  all 
former  wills  devises  deeds  of  gift  and  bequests  by 

200  Appendix. 

me  made  And  of  this  my  last  will  &  testament  doe 
constitute  and  appoint  my  said  son  Frederick  Jones 
my  sole  Executor  And  I  doe  hereby  desire  and  re- 
quest my  loveing  friends  Samuel  Deane  and  Mr. 
Francis  Willis  to  be  overseers  of  this  my  will  earn- 
estly intreating  them  to  see  the  same  justly  and 
truely  performed.  In  witness  whereof  I  the  said 
Roger  Jones  have  to  this  my  last  will  and  testament 
contained  in  these  two  sheets  of  paper  that  is  to  say  to 
each  of  them  sett  my  hand  and  seale  this  seventeenth 
day  of  August  Ano.  Dii  1701  and  in  the  thirteenth 
yeare  of  the  reigne  of  our  Sovereigne  Lord  William 
the  third  by  the  grace  of  God  King  of  England  Scot- 
land France  and  Ireland  Defender  of  the  Faith  &c 

Roger  Jones  (L  S)  Signed  sealed  published  de- 
clared and  delivered  by  the  said  Roger  Jones  for  and 
as  his  last  will  and  testament  in  the  presence  of  us 
who  have  hereunto  subscribed  our  names  in  the  pres- 
ence of  the  said  Testator  Vizt. 

Sam  Deane    Sarah  Elderton     Wm.  Deane"* 

Copy  of  an  Examined  Copy  of  the  Will  of  (3) 
Frederick^  Jones,  of  North  Carolina,  Elder 
Son  of  the  Preceding  (2)  Capt.  Roger  : 

"  No.  Carolina 

In  the  name  of  God  Amen  I  Frederick  Jones 
of  the  Presinct  of  Chowan  in  North  Carolina, 
Esqr.  being  sick  &  weak  in  body,  but  of  sound  &  per- 

*This  will  was  proven  and  admitted  to  probate  April,  1702. 


*-       t'W         , 


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(4)  Col.  Thos.  Jones  to  his  wife,  then  in  England.     Concluded,  page  212. 

Printed  copy,  pages  207-212. 


Appendix.  201 

feet  mind  &  memory  Do  make  &  Declare  these  Pres- 
ents to  be  and  contain  my  Last  Will  and  Testament. 
IMPRIMIS  I  Give,  devise  &  bequeath  unto  my 
eldest  daughter  Jane  my  Indian  Girl  named  Nanny, 
my  negro  woman  named  Dinah,  together  with  her 
three  children,  and  all  the  increase  that  shal  be 
born  of  any  of  them,  Her  Mothers  Diamonds, 
weding  ring  and  large  pair  of  Diamond  Ear  rings. 
Gold  watch  with  the  Chain,  Seal  &  other  things 
fixed  thereto,  all  her  mothers  wearing  apparell  such 
as  is  already  made  up  and  such  things  as  was  de- 
signed for  her  but  not  made  up,  all  her  mothers 
Childbed  linnen  with  white  silk  damask  gown,  all  the 
China  ware  and  Tea  furniture,  with  the  dressing  table 
&  furniture,  also  a  Dozen  of  my  finest  Damask  Nap- 
kins &  Table  Clothe,  a  Dozen  of  Fine  Diaper  Nap- 
kins &  table  clothe,  One  pair  of  my  finest  holland 
Sheets  with  pillow  cases,  and  one  other  pair  of  hol- 
land sheets  with  pillow  cases. 

ITEM  I  Give,  devise,  &  bequeath  unto  my  daugh- 
ter Martha  four  young  negroes  two  male  &  two  fe- 
males not  under  ten  years  of  age,  to  be  set  apart 
from  the  rest  of  my  Estate  for  the  use  of  my  said 
daughter  together  with  the  increase  thereof  ;  also 
the  small  pair  of  Diamond  Ear  rings,  One  Diamond 
ring,  her  mothers  gold  Shoebuckles,  thimble,  &  bod- 
kin. One  Dozen  of  my  finest  Damask  Napkins  and 
table  Cloth,  one  dozen  of  fine  diaper  Napkins  and 
table  cloth.  One  pair  of  my  finest  holland  Sheets  & 
pillow  cases,  and  one  other  pair  of  my  holland  Sheets 

202  Appendix. 

with  pillow  Cases.     Also  the  sum  of  one  hundred  & 
fifty  pounds  Boston  money. 

ITEM  I  Give,  devise  &  bequeath  unto  my  daugh- 
ter Rebeckah,  four  young  negroes  two  male  &  two 
female  not  under  ten  years  of  age  to  be  set  apart  from 
the  rest  of  my  Estate  for  the  use  of  my  said  daugh- 
ter together  with  the  increase  thereof,  one  Diamond 
ring,  One  Dozen  of  fine  Damask  Napkins  &  table 
clothe,  one  dozen  fine  Diaper  Napkins  &  table  clothe, 
two  pair  of  fine  holland  Sheets  &  pillow  cases.  Also 
the  sum  of  two  hundred  pounds  Boston  money. 
IT  is  my  Will,  true  Intent  &  meaning,  that  these 
three  Legacies  before  given  unto  my  three  daughters 
be  paid  and  delivered  unto  them  as  they  shal  re- 
spectively attain  the  age  of  twenty  one  years  or  day 
of  marriage  which  shal  first  happen  ;  and  if  it  shal 
happen  that  either  of  my  said  Daughters  shal  depart 
this  Life  before  marriage  or  age  of  twenty  one,  Then 
it  is  my  true  intent  &  meaning  that  the  Legacyes  so 
given  shal  go  to  ye  survivor  or  survivors  of  my 
said  Daughters. 

ITEM  I  Give,  Devise  &  bequeath  unto  my  Eldest 
Son  William  Harding  Jones  all  my  Lands  on  the 
South  side  of  Moratoke  River,  being  part  of  a  large 
tract  of  nine  thousand  one  hundred  acres  by  me  taken 
up,  also  all  my  Land  in  Hyde  Presinct.  TO  HAVE 
AND  TO  HOLD  the  aforesaid  Lands  on  the  South 
side  Moratoke  River,  and  in  Hyde  Presinct  unto  my 
said  son  William  Harding  Jones  and  the  Heirs  Male 
of  his  body  lawfully  begotten,  and  for  want  of  such 

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^■^^<^ L/'r^L'^P^i^y  '^^v;^/,^.::^£  i/5:/-;.>/^>  .^^  ^^^i^  I 
>  y  y        •      ^-r  ^y^/y /^^^./.j ^f  y'^y^^^^y'^ yi-^^-^y<^g'^y^o 


Appendix.  203 

Heirs  Male  then  to  my  son  Frederick  and  the  heirs 
male  of  his  body  lawfully  begotten,  and  for  want  of 
such  Heirs  Male,  then  to  my  Son  Thomas  and  the 
heirs  male  of  his  body  lawfully  begotten,  and  for 
want  of  such  Heirs  Male,  then  to  the  Right  Heirs  of 
my  Son  William  Harding  Jones. 
ITEM  I  Give,  Devise,  &  bequeath  unto  my  said  son 
William  Harding  Jones,  all  the  rest  of  my  Lands  in 
Albemarle  county,  &  in  Beaufort  &  Hyde  Presincts, 
as  well  what  I  shal  hereafter  Purchase  as  what  I  am 
now  possessed  of  (Excepting  my  Lands  near  &  ad- 
joining to  Meherrin  Creek  and  my  Lands  on  the  North 
side  of  Moratoke  River)  To  have  and  to  hold  the 
same  except  as  before  excepted,  unto  my  said  son 
William  Harding  Jones  &  his  heirs  &  assigns  forever. 
ITEM  I  Give,  Devise  &  bequeath  to  my  son  Fred- 
erick Jones,  all  my  Lands  in  Craven  Presinct.  To 
have  and  to  hold  the  same  unto  my  said  Son  Fred- 
erick Jones  and  the  heirs  male  of  his  body  lawfully 
begotten,  and  for  want  of  such  heirs  male,  then  to 
my  Son  William  Harding  Jones  and  the  heirs  male 
of  his  body  lawfully  begotten,  and  for  want  of  such 
heirs  male,  then  to  my  Son  Thomas  Jones  and  the  heirs 
male  of  his  body  lawfully  begotten,  and  for  want  of 
such  heirs  male,  then  to  the  Right  Heirs  of  my  said 
Son  Frederick  Jones. 

ITEM  I  Give,  &  Devise  &  bequeath  unto  my  Son 
Thomas  Jones,  all  my  Lands  at  or  near  Meherrin 
Creek  in  Chowan  Presinct,  also  the  Lands  belonging 
to  me  on  the  North  side  of  the  Moratoke  River  in 

204  Appendix, 

the  Presinct  aforesaid,  being  a  part  of  the  tract  of 
nine  thousand  one  hundred  acres  by  me  taken  up. 
To  have  and  to  hold  the  same  unto  my  Son  Thomas 
his  heirs  &  assigns  forever. 

ITEM  After  the  Slaves  before  given  to  my  Daughters 
are  set  apart,  I  Will  that  all  the  rest  of  my  Slaves  be 
equally  divided  as  near  as  may  be  according  to  age 
&  goodness  among  my  three  Sons  aforenamed,  to  be 
delivered  them  by  my  Brother  as  they  shal  respect- 
ively attain  the  age  of  twenty  one  years  or  day  of 
marriage  which  shall  first  happen  ;  This  Clause  to 
be  understood  of  what  Slaves  I  shal  hereafter  Pur- 
chase, as  well  as  what  I  am  now  possessed  of. 
ITEM  I  Giveunto  each  of  my  Sonsone  Diamondring! 
ITEM  I  Give  unto  my  three  Sons,  to  be  equally  di- 
vided among  them,  all  my  Library  Books ;  Except 
those  books  commonly  used  by  my  wife,  which  I  have 
ordered  to  be  put  into  her  closet ;  which  books  I  give 
unto  my  Daughter  Jane.  ' 

ITEM  All  my  Plates  &  household  furniture  with  the 
appurtenances  belonging  to  the  Plantation  whereon  I 
now  dwell  I  give  unto  my  Son  William  Harding  Jones 
he  paying  to  my  two  Sons  Frederick  &  Thomas,  to 
each  of  them,  one  third  of  the  value  thereof,  as  it 
shall  be  adjudged  by  my  brother,  when  they  shall  at- 
tain the  age  of  twenty  one  or  day  of  marriage. 
ITEM  I  Give  unto  my  Son  William  Harding  Jones 
all  my  Stock  of  Cattle  horses,  sheep,  &  hogs,  he  pay- 
ing &  delivering  unto  my  Son  Frederick  Fifty  Cows 
&  Calves,  &  twenty  Steers  not  under  four  years  old 

<>y-a^/i^^^.^^^A  J^^^^^^^^'^^,  -^/'^  ^^:^^ ^^  y/^z^ '^^^^^ 
^^jf^ \?^ff^^-. -J^/^J  /fV^y^zt/^ /A^ts^ '^^^ <^^'^^  '^'"''''^'^^•^ 

/T/fJ-^zV  ai^^J^ ^^///y  ^Zty  t^^ / j^j£  /J^^ifA^^  '/^^'J^J^  ^^^^^^ 
TA<r  yaAf'yyac/^''rr^,  ^^^  //^^pyA 

Appendix.  205 

when  my  said  Son  Frederic  shall  attain  the  age  of 
twenty  one  years  or  day  of  marriage. 
ITEM  If  any  of  my  Sons  shall  depart  this  life  be- 
fore they  attain  the  age  of  twenty  one  years  or  day 
of  marriage,  then  it  is  my  Will  true  Intent  &  mean- 
ing, that  the  Portion  of  my  Personal  Estate  given  in 
this  my  Will  to  such  Son  or  Sons  shall  go  to  the  Sur- 
viveing  Son  or  Sons, 

ITEM  If  any  doubt  shall  arise  about  the  Construc- 
tion of  this  my  Will,  or  any  part  thereof.  It  is  my  de- 
sire, that  the  same  be  referred  to  ye  Decision  of  my 
Brother,to  be  by  him  determined  without  going  to  Law. 
ITEM  I  do  hereby  authorize  Impower  and  appoint 
my  Loveing  Brother  Thomas  Jones  of  Virginia,  Gent, 
to  make  Sale  and  dispose  of  all  my  Lands  lying  in 
King  William  County  in  Virginia  commonly  called 
Horns  Quarter  to  such  Person  or  Persons  in  Fee 
Simple,  as  he  shall  think  fitt,  and  the  moneys  arris- 
ing  by  such  Sales  to  appropriate  to  the  benefit  of  my 
three  Sons  as  he  in  his  Discretion  shall  think  fit. 
ITEM  I  Give  unto  my  loving  Brother  ten  pounds 
Sterling  to  buy  a  Suit  of  mourning. 
All  the  rest  &  Residue  of  my  Estate  of  what  Nature, 
kind,  or  quality  soever,  I  give,  devise,  and  bequeath 
unto  my  three  Sons  to  be  equally  Divided  among  them 
by  my  Brother  aforesaid.  Lastly  I  do  hereby  nomi- 
nate &  appoint  my  Loving  Brother  Thomas  Jones  of 
Virginia  Gent,  and  my  two  Sons  William  Harding 
Jones  &  Frederick  Jones  to  be  Executors  of  this  my 
Last  Will  &  Testament,  hereby  Revokeing  all  former 
&  other  Wills  by  me  heretofore  made  or  Declared. 

2o6  Appendix. 

In  Testimony  whereof  I  the  said  Frederick  Jones  have 
hereunto  set  my  hand  &  Seal  this  Nineth  day  of  Aprill 
Anno  Dom.  1722 

Signed,  Sealed,  Published  and  Fred.  Jones 

Declared  In  presence  of,  &c 

A  True  Copy  write  from  the  Orig- 
inal July  7.  1722. 


And   Examined  with   the    original,    Sam'l    Weldon, 
William  Harding  Jones 
No.  Carolina. 

A  CODICIL  to  be  annexed  to  the  Will  of 
Frederick  Jones,  Esq. 

I  Give  and  bequeath  unto  my  Daughter  Jane  my 
wives  sidesaddle  and  the  furniture  thereto  belonging, 
with  the  Horse  called  Blaze. 

To  my  daughter  Martha  a  Sett  of  Silver  tea  spoons 
double  gilded. 

To  my  daughter  Rebeckah  two  pair  filigree  gold  shift 
buckles,  and  all  the  gold  Rings  &  Ear  rings. 
To  my  good  friend  &  neighbour  Edward  Moseley  of 
Chowan  Presinct   my  pair  of  Pistolls  mounted  with 

Silver  Caps  &c with  bridle  Locks  and  Stocked 

with  English  Walnut. 

In  Testimony  whereof  I  the  said  Frederick  Jones  have 

hereunto  Set  my  hand  &  Seal  this  13th  day  of  Aprill 


Sealed,  Published,  &c     *     *     *     Fred.  Jones." 


^^T^/eiit  £if/'^  fc^  'If* A^/^ ^^  ^•c>9i^,<^/^€^ y^AJ-^i^ ^'^^yui^SL 

o   0u<i-t^  c^f^T^iL-^^L  ^/rma.    //^^j^i^/ix*  V/ V  ^^^^^ '/r  >''^*#2W-    • 

Appejtdix.  207 

Letter  from  (4)  Thos.^  Jones  of  Va.,  Younger 
Son  of  the  Preceding  (2)  Capt.  Roger,  to  his 
Wife  then  Visiting  in  England  : 

"Virginia  July  y^  22th: 

My  Dearest  Life 

I  doubt  not  but  you  was  in  great 
expectation  of  hearing  from  me  by  the  Ships  that 
Sail'd  in  June  last,  which  Omission  carries  with  it  its 
due  punishment  having  been  under  the  greatest  con- 
cern imaginable  ever  Since  :  However  I  know  your 
Mother  then  writ  to  you  very  particularly  about  our 
family,  who  cou'd  give  you  the  Satisfaction  of  letting 
you  know  that  we  were  all  very  well.  And  I  gave  you 
the  Same  Ace*  the  7th  Ins*  by  Capt.  Towert  which  I 
hope  has  come  Safe  to  your  hands,  with  the  Box  I 
sent  by  him  containing  all  the  Cargoe  you  sent  for 
by  Porter  except  some  Tamarens  I  took  out,  there  is 
also  three  Bottles  of  Bares  Grease  that  y"^  Mother 
Sent,  and  the  Brass  plates  of  the  Chariot  &  Harness, 
the  new  ones  must  be  of  the  Same  dimensions  to 
cover  the  places  the  old  ones  were  taken  from ;  of 
which  there  must  be  four  Coats,  and  two  Crests  for 
y^  Chariot,  and  Eight  Crests  for  the  Harness.  One 
of  the  Brass  Topps  &  the  Socket  it  Screws  in  of  the 
Chariot  being  lost,  I  have  put  up  in  the  Box  one  of 
the  Topps  for  a  Pattern  to  get  new  ones  made.  I 
shall  by  some  other  opportunity  Send  three  Top- 
pings for  the  horses,  which  must  be  put  in  Order  and 

2o8  Appendix. 

a  New  one  made  to  make  up  the  Sett  all  which  I  be- 
lieve you  had  best  send  in  before  you  come  your  Self 
with  two  Whips  4  Curry  Combs"  *  *  *  "Main 
Combs  and  Spunges. 

I  have  sent  you  a  Copy  of  my  Fathers  Coats  his 
own  and  that  of  his  Mothers  ;  he  having  a  right  to 
the  latter  as  she  was  an  Heiress,  and  as  he  was  the 
only  Surviving  descendant  from  her,  which  I  shou  d 
like  better  than  the  'tother,  only  as  I  am  the  younger 
Bro"^  it  may  not  be  my  Right  to  make  my  Option,  or 
if  it  is,  may  be  improper,  in  which  you  may  be  in- 
formed at  the  Heralds  Office  near  St.  Pauls  Church 
Yard  for  ha:  a  Guinea  or  a  Guinea  you  may  also  be 
inform'd  what  Livery  is  proper  to  be  given,  I  know 
my  father  gave  one  but  'tis  now  near  thirty  years 
agoe  Since  I  Saw  it  at  a  time  when  I  took  little  no- 
tice of  such  things,  which  I  think  you  had  best  take 
down  in  writing.  I  am  very  willing  to  have  the  three 
Coats  here  describ'd  Vizt.  Jones,  Hoskins,  Walker, 
and  your  own  in  one  piece  as  you  have  Seen  the  first 
three  here.  I  wou'd  not  keep  you  too  long  in  Sus- 
pense of  informing  you  what  I  believe  you  most  of 
all  things  desire  to  know,  the  Condition  of  our  fam- 
ily, being  all  very  well,  Bessy  Pratt  is  in  as  good 
health  as  ever  She  was  in  her  life,  and  is  as  perfectly 
Easy,  and  as  well  contented  ;  I  asked  her  'tother  day, 
whether  she  had  not  rather  live  with  Some  body  else 
than  with  me,  but  she  told  me  she  would  not  leave 
me  to  go  to  any  body  or  anywhere  else,  and  you 
know  she  is  a  plain  Dealer  and   not  afraid  of  incur- 








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Appendix.  209 

ring  my  displeasure  for  any  thing  she  can  say.  She 
drinks  your  health  very  cheerfully  every  day  after 
Dinner.  Upon  a  late  Visit  she  made  to  the  Gov- 
ernors Lady  passing  through  the  Hall  where  the 
Governor  myself  and  Sevl.  more  were  Seting,  She 
behav'd  so  very  prettyly,  that  he  cou'd  not  forbear 
taking  particular  notice  of  her.  She  also  behaves 
very  handsomly  at  Church  &  all  publick  places  which 
I  promised  her  to  let  you  know. 

Tom  is  very  well  in  health  brisk  and  Gay,  he 
grows,  but  is  spare,  tho  full  as  fleshy  or  more  than 
he  was  when  you  went  away,  he  is  always  in  some  ac- 
tion or  other  when  he  is  awake,  and  will  hardly 
stand  or  sit  long  enough  to  Eat  his  Meat,  there  is  a 
great  prospect  of  his  making  a  fine  boy. 

Dolly  is  very  plump,  healthy  and  every  way  thriv- 
ing, and  is  as  ingaging  as  I  think  it  possible  for  a 
Child  of  her  age  to  be.  She  is  very  quiet,  and  as 
little  trouble  as  can  be  expected. 

These  two  dear  pledges  of  your  love  gives  me  all  the 
Satisfaction  'tis  possible  for  me  to  enjoy  without  you, 
but  at  ye  same  time  cannot  help  reflecting  upon  your 
Absence  with  as  deep  concern  "  -j^-  *  *  ^  ^^^  ^g 
nothing  can  So  much  Affect  me  as  the  Consideration 
of  your  health  and  Life,  I  hope  you  will  not  omit  pro- 
curing the  best  Advice  in  England,  nor  any  other 
thing  that  may  contribute  to  the  recovery  of  one,  and 
the  preservation  of  the  other  ;  which  I  earnestly  rec- 
ommend to  you  as  you  value  my  quiet  &  happiness 
in  this  World  ;  for  nothing  can  be  so  great  a  pleasure 

2IO  Appendix. 

to  me  as  to  see  you  live  in  a  perfect  State  of  health 
and  Tranquility  of  Mind,  and  wou'd  part  with  all  I 
have,  and  Submit  to  the  greatest  difficulties  rather 
than  you  should  want  either  one  or  'tother,  which  I 
hope  I  can  have  no  great  Occasion  for  using  much  per- 
suasion to  induce  you  to  believe. 

Our  family  is  in  as  much  disorder  with  our  Servants 
as  when  you  left  |it  and  worse,  Venus  being  so  incor- 
igable  in  her  bad  Habits,  and  her  natural  ill  disposi- 
tion that  there  will  be  no  keeping  her.  She  had  the 
impudence  before,  and  after  I  come  home  so  long  as 
she  cou'd  carry  it  on  to  persuade  Sister  Binny  that 
she  did  not  know  any  common  thing,  nor  wou'd  she 
do  any  thing  without  her  Assistance,  and  presence, 
nor  will  she  now  send  in  a  dish  of  Meat  fit  to  Set  be- 
fore any  body,  and  she  is  all  of  a  piece  in  every  thing 
she  does  and  in  all  her  behaviour,  that  there  is  no  bear- 
ing with  her  to  have  any  ease  in  the  family,  therefore 
I  intend  to  send  her  up  to  some  of  the  Quartrs., 
which  I  shall  take  care  shall  not  be  so  great  a  Satis- 
faction to  her  as  she  imagines,  for  I  make  no  doubt 
now  but  that  she  do's  every  thing  in  her  power  to  pro- 
voke me  to  it.  I  intend  to  have  Pallas  in  her  stead 
(who  I  believe  will  at  least  be  willing  to  do  what  she 
can)  and  her  husband  with  her. 

I  have  bought  some  Negro's  this  year,  and  keep  a 
Girl  here  that  promises  both  in  Temper  and  Capacity 
to  make  a  good  Servant.  She  is  very  good  natured 
and  tractable,  lively  and  handy  among  the  Children. 
Tom  keeps  to  his  old  Maid  Daphne  and  is  grown  very 

N Nv>>    v^  .  >x,       ^  V  •  ^^^  ^^y-^r^ ^^^y  y^^  l*>:^b/^  '»^^/ 

^  •• 

X   >"^  >'^» 

■^  <• 


Appendix.  211 

fondof  her  calling  upon  Da,  Da,  in  all  his  Extremities. 
The  'tother  tends  upon  Dolly  and  will  make  a  much 
better  dry  Nurse  than  Daphne,  and  is  very  handy  at 
sewing  so  far  as  she  has  been  try'd,  but  she  is  no 

I  have  some  thoughts  of  keeping  another  of  the 
Wenches  &  a  fellow,  and  sending  away  Mercury,  and 
tho  I  am  not  fully  resolv'd  on  it  ;  I  thought  it  proper 
not  to  surprise  you  with  an  unexpected  change,  and 
whether  it  is  for  ye  better  or  not,  I  do  it  with  an  equal 
view  of  pleasuring  you  as  well  as  my  self,  as  my  inten- 
tions are  in  every  thing  I  do. 

My  Ambition  does  not  lead  me  to  So  great  things 
as  are  suitable  for  Some  People  :  However  I  shou'd 
be  glad  to  live  with  some  regularity  and  Comfort  in  a 
common  way,  and  find  there  is  no  dependance  on 
Negro's  without  Some  body  continually  to  follow 
them,  and  if  you  was  able  and  willing  to  do  it,  it  wou'd 
be  so  far  from  my  Choice  that  it  wou'd  give  me  the 
greatest  uneasiness,  therefore  I  must  desire  you  to 
lookout  for  a  Capable  Servant  to  bring  with  you  that 
may  ease  you  and  me  of  that  trouble.  I  shall  not  pre- 
scribe any  terms,  but  do  as  well  as  you  can,  which  I 
hope  you  will  consider  of  &  put  in  Execution,  and 
therein  you  will  highly  oblige  me. 

Your  Sister  Binny  is  very  well  and  desires  her  good 
Wishes  and  her  kind  love  may  be  acceptable  to  you, 
and  her  Sister  Rachel.  She  is  a  notable  Housekeeper 
and  manages  every  thing  very  well,  and  is  very  good  to 
the  Children  and  they  are  as  well  taken  care  of  as  you 

212  Appendix. 

can  desire.  Your  Sister  Nanny  I  understand  is  ver}- 
well,  she  is  not  yet  return'd  from  Mrs.  Willis's  who 
has  got  a  Son. 

I  know  of  nothing  further  I  have  to  ad,  but  that  you 
constantly  have  my  best  Wishes  for  all  manner  of 
Comfort  and  Blessings,  and  that  I  can  know  no  real 
happiness  till  I  see  you.  Trusting  in  the  Divine 
Providence  that  was  once  so  propitious  to  me  to  put 
you  in  my  arms,  will  protect  you  and  return  you  Safe 
hither  again,  which  I  shall  acknowledge  to  be  the  most 
inestimable  Bounty  I  can  receive,  and  shall  cherish 
the  favour  in  my  Bosom  So  long  as  I  am  Suffered  to 
have  a  Terestial  Being. 

Pray  give  my  kind  love  &  service  to  Sister  Rachel, 
your  Uncle  Mark  and  to  whom  else  you  think  proper, 
and  be  assured  that  with  ye  most  Sincere  &  perfect 
Love.     I  am 

My  Dearest  Life 

Your  most  Affectionate 


Tho  :  Jones." 

A  Letter  to  the  Same  Lady,  Mrs.  (3)  Elizabeth 
Jones  nee  Cocke,  from  an  Uncle  of  Her  First 
Husband,  Wm.  Pratt: 

"Manner  Street  Chelsea  London  June  28-1725 

Dear  Neice, 
My  last  to  you  was  dated  the  i6th  of  April  last ;  & 
sent  you  p""  the  Sarah   Capt.  Lane  ;  since    I   am  fa- 
voured with   yours  of    the    15th   of  April   last;    for 


////t/'  /<j-/  /^A y^/'^^^/'%"  <^^ 

^/^/c^^  € 


4fU^   . 



.  ^  • 


fc-^        ^/Vi^X/J 


Appendix.  213 

which  I  thank  you ;  &  rejoice  to  read  the  lines 
which  gives  me  y^  comfortable  Acc^  of  the  health  and 
welfare  of  you  &  your  two  children  ;  upon  whom  my 
heart  is  so  fixed  that  I  own  both  to  be  mine  as  well  as 
yours  ;  &  I  would  to  God  that  you  were  all  with  me  ; 
which  would  be  y*'  greatest  comfort  I  expect  to  meet 
with  on  this  side  of  the  grave  ;  and  am  glad  to  read 
that  you  have  made  a  step  so  far  as  to  tell  me,  you 
hope  with  your  two  Children  to  See  me  at  Chelsea  ; 
which  I  pray  God  you  may  perform  by  the  next 
Shiping  ;  by  that  time  Billy  will  be  fitt  to  go  to  y''  top 
mast  head ;  &  my  dear  to  travel  all  over  y^  world  ; 
Dear  Neice  I  would  have  you  Seriously  consider  for 
whose  Interest  it  is  I  press  so  hard  to  have  you  and 
my  two  dear  babes  with  me  ;  which  would  divert  my 
Melancholy  hours  which  I  now  spend;  &  become  a 
Pleasure  and  a  comfort  unto  me  ;  I  hope  y®  Lord  will 
bless  you  &  my  two  dear  babes  and  put  in  your 
heart  &  mind  to  perform  my  request  in  this  matter ; 
which  I  hope  may  prove  to  be  for  y®  good  of  you  and 
your  two  dear  Children  ;  whose  welfare  I  have  at 
heart  above  all  things  in  y®  world  ;  Dear  Neice  I 
have  wrote  so  fully  unto  you  upon  this  Subject  in  all 
my  former  letters ;  that  I  shal  dwell  no  longer  upon 
it  at  this  time  ;  &  only  tell  you  so  long  as  you  and 
your  children's  absence  is  from  me  ;  so  long  shall  1 
bee  without  comfort ;  I  thank  God  I  am  very  well  in 
health  &  Settled  in  a  very  good  neighborhood ;  & 
have  got  a  very  good  acquaintance  ;  Chelsea  is  one 
of  y^  most  Pleasant   &  convenient   town  all  round 

214  Appendix. 

London  ;  &  many  Gentry  lives  in  it ;  I  doubt  not  in 
the  least  but  you  will  like  of  y^  place  as  well  as  I  do 
who  thinks  it  is  as  pleasant  to  the  full  as  I  have  told 
you  ;  &  if  it  please  God  to  send  you  &  yo""  two  Dear 
Babes  to  me  you  may  expect  to  come  with  that  com- 
fort that  you  are  not  coming  to  a  Stranger  but  to 
one  as  shall  be  both  a  father  to  you  &  my  two 
Dear  Babes  ;  so  I  pray  God  bless  you  &  them  to- 
gether &  send  us  a  joyfull  meeting  together  at 
Chelsea :  your  bill  on  me  when  it  comes  to  hand 
shall  meet  with  due  honour ;  Cap'  Buckler  is  bound 
for  York  River  in  Virg^;  he  will  go  from  hence  some 
time  in  July  next,  by  whom  you  may  expect  to  have 
y^  things  you  wrote  for ;  with  a  hatt  for  dear  Billy  & 
a  Babey  for  my  dear  cock  a  dudle  do  ;  all  sent  you 
p""  Captain  Buckler  ;  that  being  y^  first  opertunity 
that  will  go  from  hence  for  York  River;  Colo: 
Spotswood  is  gone  Quarter  Master  General  to  North 
Brittain ;  his  Salary  is  20^  p'  day  &  no  more;  S"; 
W""-  Keith  is  turned  out  of  his  Government  by  y* 
Power  of  y^  Quakers ;  &  one  Major  Gordon  is  pre- 
fer'd  to  that  Government  in  his  birth ;  Y^  late  Lord 
Chancellour  is  now  in  y^  Tower  of  London  where  he 
is  to  remain  till  y^  time  he  hath  paid  ^30000 ;  Set 
on  him  by  y^  Parliament  for  his  unjust  Practices 
while  he  was  Chancellour  ;  the  King  is  now  at  Han- 
over ;  y^  King  of  France  being  married  to  the 
daughter  of  King  Stanilaus  makes  a  great  noise 
here ;  People  believe  that  marriage  will  make  a  turn 
in  the  affairs  of  Europe  ;  remember   my  love  to  my 


C/^/X      Ci<'^f-  ^^"^  cy/uA\  i^-//^A 

i2f—fyQ.4 —    ^ 

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Facsimile  of  memorandum  printed  on  pages  215-16. 
Concluded,  page  216. 

Appendix.  215 

two   dear  babes ;  pray   do  not  let  Betty  forget  her 

grand    Papa  ;  so  I  pray  God  bless   you  &   my  two 

dear  Babes  ;  &  send  us  a  joyfull  meeting  at  Chelsea 

is  y^  warmest  Prayers  of  him  who  is  yor  loving 


J.  Pratt  " 

Memorandum  Contained  on  Two  Detached  Leaves 
OF  A  Small  Day-Book,  all,  except  the  Last  Two 
Entries,  being  in  the  Hand-Writing  of  this 
Same  Lady,  the  Wife  of  (4)  Thos.^  Jones: 

"Eliza.  Cocke  born  Augt.  29 —  1701 
Catesby  Cocke  born  Septn.  1702 
Ann  Cocke  born  June  1704 
Rachel  Cocke  born  Octr.  1 705 

Sepr.  4  —  1 720  I  was  marry'd  to 

Mr.  Prat. . 

Eliza.  Pratt  born  Augt.  7  —  1721 

who  lived  only  9  weeks 

Eliza.  Pratt  born  Augt.  6 —  1722. 
Keith  William  Pratt  born  Aprill 

18  —  1724 

February  14  —  1725.     I  was 
*Marry'd  to  Mr.  Jones 
March  4th  —  1 755  my  Mother 
Died  Aged  —  74. 

*According  to  the  "  Old  Style  "  of  reckoning  time,  it  was  twenty- 
two  months  and  more  from  the  birth  of  Keith  Wm.  Pratt  to  the 
date  of  her  marriage  with  Col.  Jones. 

2 1 6  Appendix. 

Thos.  Jones  died  in  Hanover  County 

May  2 1  St  —  1757 

Eliza.  Jones  died  nth  of  March  1762 
in  Northumberland  County. 

Thos.  Jones  born  on  Xmas 

Day  — 1726 

Dorothea  Jones  born  Februy.  2 


Catesby  Jones  born  Marh.  6  —  1730 

and  of  the  Small  pox  Der. —  1747 

Frederick  Jones  born  July —  7 


Wm.  Jones  born  Octr.  25  —  1734 
Jekyll  Jones  born  Apl.  25  —  1737 

who  only  lived  5  months 

Lucy  Jones  born  Augt.  25  —  1738 
Anne  Jones  born  Feby.  15  —  1739 
Walter  Jones  born  Dr.  18 —  i745 
Elizabeth  Jones  born  Jany.  26  —  1748." 

Letter  from  George  Rutherforth,  who  Married 
Miss  Catesby,  a  Sister  of  the  Mother  of  (4) 
Thos.  Jones  Wife  above  Mentioned;  Addressed, 
"  For  Mrs.  Elizabeth  Jones  att  Mr.  Randals  in 
Manner  Street  in  Chelsea,  in  Middlesex,  by 
WAY  of  London,  These:" 

"  Dear  Neece 

Your  Aunt  is  very  much  indisposed,  &  so  I  must  give 



Appendix.  217 

you  an  answer  to  your  Letf  w''^  came  to  us  on  Mun- 
day  last,  and  must  tell  you  y^  we  are  sorry  to  hear  of 
your  ill  State  of  Health,  but  are  glad  y'  you  are  ar- 
rived once  more  safe  to  yo"^  native  country.  And  we 
are  very  desirous  to  do  w'^  we  can,  whereby  you  may 
perfect  your  Health,  &  shall  be  glad  to  see  you  att 
Bulmer,  but  we  are  not  in  a  capacity  to  receive  you 
att  present,  for  I  have  been  a  repairing  my  house,  & 
so  are  all  in  dirt  &  confusion,  but  in  a  months  time 
we  shall  be  capable  to  receive  you,  for  by  y'  time,  o*" 
beds  will  be  put  in  order,  &  we  hope  y'  you  will  bring 
yo''  Little  Boy,  &  neice  Rachel  with  you.  As  for 
your  Uncle  M'  Mark  Catesby  is  now  in  London,  but 
I  cant  tell  you  where  he  lodges.  Your  Uncle  John  is 
in  Scotland  &  not  long  since  I  heard  by  his  Capt  : 
y^  y^  is  in  a  good  State  of  Health.  Your  Uncle  Mr. 
Jekyl  together  w**^  M^  Bruce,  &  your  Aunt  are  re- 
moved from  Hedingham  to  his  house  at  Lammarsh. 
But  we  have  had  no  acquaintance  w**"  y"^  lately  by  rea- 
son of  your  Aunts  indisposition  so  I  can  give  you  no 
further  acc*^  of  y*"  I  shldbeglad  if  youoryo'  Uncle 
Mr.  Prat  coud  convey  a  Letter  for  me  into  Virginia  to 
your  Brother  Catesby,  &  let  me  know  when  ;  for  I 
woud  give  him  some  acc'^  ab'  his  Estate  &  my  advice 
in  respect  to  it.  We  all  join  in  o"^  Services  to  you  & 
Neice  Rachel,  &  a  Letter  will  be  acceptable  to 
your  affectionate  friend 

June  27  1728 

Geo  :  Rutherforth." 


2 1 8  Appendix. 

Three  Letters  to  the  Same  Lady  from  Her 
Mother's  Brother,  the  Eminent  Naturalist, 
Mark  Catesby,  of  London;  No.  i,  Superscribed, 
Mrs.  Pratt  York  River  Virginia:  " 

"  Charles  City  June  22  —  1722 
Dear  Niece 
The   Bearer  Cap*  Daniel  brought  me  the  latest  ace* 
of  your  welfare  for  as  no  place  abounds  so  much  with 
my  nearest  and  dearest  Relations  as  Virginia  so  from 
no  place  is  good  News  more  acceptable.   I  came  from 
London  the  beginning  of  Feb  :  last,  and  left  all  well 
in  Essex  and  Suff  as  I  did  M""  Pratt  who  I  often  Saw 
in  London.      I  wish  I  could  send  you  tho  it  was  only 
a  Specimen  of  what  this  Country  produces  other  than 
what  Virgina  does  but  Rice  Pitch  and  Tarr  being  the 
production  of  both  places,  makes  it  impracticable. 
I   believe   in  my  Sisters    L""  1  have  mentioned  pine 
Apples  but  this  man  has  been  here  a  fortnight  longer 
than  he  intended  so  that  they  are  past  sending. 
My  hearty  Service  to  M''  Pratt,  and  if  I  could  in  any 
thing  here  be  Serviceable  to  him  it  would  be  with  the 
no  Small  Satisfaction  of 
My  kind  love   at-     Dear  Niece 
tends  Nephew  Y""  most  Affectionate 

Catesby  Niece  Ra-        Unkle  and  Humble  Serv* 
chel  with  the  Rest.  M  Catesby  " 

No.  2,  Labeled  "Mark  Catesby  to  Mrs.  Jones:" 

"  Hoxton  i^*  March  1729-30 
Dear  Niece 
I  had  the  pleasure  of  yours  of  July  last  tho'  not  be- 

Appendix.  2 1 9 

fore  5  months  after  Packs  arrival  I  confess  I  have 
been  shamefully  dilatory  but  as  your  Mother  who  I 
have  Served  no  better  will  forgive  me  1  confide  in 
you  for  the  same  favour  I  am  much  obliged  to  Mr. 
Jones  for  his  kind  intentions  of  Sending  me  Some 
things,  but  you  have  omitted  sending  me  an  account 
of  what  kinds  of  fruite  will  be  acceptable  which  I  ex- 
pec*  .  .  .  the  Season,  which  is  Autum  Next, 
in  the     ... 

Accept  of  my  Nat  History  of  your  Country     . 
I  shall  continue  to  send  as  I  publish  them. 
I    send    those    uncoloured    for  two   reasons,  one    is 
.     .     .     painted     ...     is  hid,  but  indeed  the  prin- 
cipal reason  is  I  can  at   present  but  ill   Spare  those 
painted,  the  demand  for  them  being  quicker  than  I  can 
Supply  —  this  difficientsy  shall  be  Supplyed  hereafter 
which  I  hope  you  will  excuse  now 
Cones,  Acorns  &  Seeds  of  all  kinds  will  be  accepta- 
ble especially  a  large  quantity  of  popler  &  Cypress 
Seeds  with  Some  White  Walnuts 

I  am  Dear  Niece  M"^  Jones's 
&  Your  Most  Affectionate  Humble  Serv^ 

M  Catesby" 

No.  3,  Superscribed,  "To  Mrs.  Jones:" 

"December  30  1731 
Dear  Niece 
My  Sister  gives  me  the  pleasure  of  informing  me  of 
your  welfare  and    increase  of    Family,  on    which    I 

*Parts  of  this  letter  are  torn  off  and  missing,  which  is  indicated 
by  the  ... 

220  Appendix. 

heartily  congratulate  Mr.  Jones  and  you,  for  I  assure 
you  no  tidings  can  be  more  gratefull  to  me  than  that 
of  your  prosperity,  I  have  sent  you  a  continuation  of 
my  Nt.  Hit.  Vizt  the  second,  third,  and  fourth  parts 
which    are   all    I    have   yet  published.     In  the  pro- 
posals at  the  beginning  of  the  first  part  you  may  see 
in  what  manner  I  publish  them. 
I  am  much  desirous     I  am.  Dear  Niece,  Mr.  Jones' 
of  a  ground  squirrel       and  your  Most  affectionate 
if  it  lies  in  your  way         Humble 
conveniently  to  servt. 

send  me  one.  M  Catesby  " 

Copy  of  Contemporaneous  Notice  of  Mark 
Catesby's  Death,  apparently  Taken  from  a 
London  Paper;  the  Figures  "  1749"  Appear  to 


"On  Saturday,  the  23d  of  December,  1749,  died 
at  his  House  behind  St.  Luke's  Church  in  Old  Street, 
the  truly  honest  ingenious,  and  modest  Mr.  Mark 
Catesby,  who  after  traveling  thro'  many  of  the  Brit- 
ish Dominions,  on  the  Continent,  and  in  the  Islands 
of  America,  in  order  to  make  himself  acquainted 
with  the  customs  and  manners  of  the  Nations  and  to 
collect  observations  on  the  Animals  and  Vegetables 
of  those  Countries  which  he  very  exactly  delineated, 
and  painted  on  the  spot,  he  returned  with  these  curi- 
ous Materials  to  England,  and  compiled  a  most  mag- 
nificent work,  entitled  a  natural  History  of  Carolina, 
Florida,  and  the  Bahama  Islands,  which  does  great 

Appendix.  221 

Honour  to  his  native  Country,  and  perhaps  is  the 
most  ellegant  Performance  of  its  Kind,  that  has  yet 
been  pubHsh'd  since  not  only  the  rare  Beasts,  Birds, 
Fishes,  and  Plants,  &c.,  were  drawn,  engraved,  and 
exquisitely  coloured  from  his  original  Paintings  by 
his  own  Hands  in  220  folio  Copper  Plates,  but  he  has 
also  added  a  correct  Map  and  a  General  natural  His- 
tory of  the  World.  He  Lived  to  the  age  of  70  well 
known  to,  and  esteemed  by  the  Curious  of  this  and 
other  Nations,  and  diedjmuch  lamented  by  his  Friends 
leaving  behind  him  two  Children  and  a  Widow,  who 
has  a  few  copies  of  this  noble  Work  undisposed  of." 

Taken     from    "  New   American     Encyclopedia  " 


"  Catesby,  Mark,  An  English  Artist  and  naturalist, 
born  in  1679,  died  in  London  toward  1750.  Having 
first  studied  the  natural  sciences  at  London,  he  after- 
ward repaired  to  Virginia,  and  remained  in  America 
7  years,  returning  to  England  in  1719  with  a  rich  col- 
lection of  plants.  Encouraged  to  revisit  America,  he 
arrived  in  South  Carolina  in  1722,  explored  the  lower 
parts  of  that  state,  and  afterward  lived  for  some  time 
among  the  Indians  about  Fort  Moore,  300  miles  up 
Savannah  river  ;  after  which  he  continued  his  re- 
searches through  Georgia  and  Florida.  After  spend- 
ing 3  years  upon  the  continent,  he  visited  the  Ba- 
hama Islands,  constantly  occupied  in  delineating  and 
collecting  botanical  and  zoological  objects.  He  re- 
turned to  England  in  1726,  and  issued   in   1730  the 

2  22  Appendix. 

I  St  volume  of  his  great  work  on  the  "  Natural  History 
of  Carolina,  Florida,  and  the  Bahama  Islands."  The 
figures  were  etched  by  himself  from  his  own  paint- 
ings, and  the  colored  copies  were  executed  under  his 
own  inspection.  In  this  work,  which  has  been  twice 
republished,  were  found  the  first  description  of  sev- 
eral plants  which  are  now  cultivated  in  all  European 
Gardens.  Catesby  was  a  member  of  the  royal  so- 
ciety, and  the  author  of  a  paper  on  the  "  Birds  of 
Passage  "  in  the  "  Philosophical  Transactions."  His 
name  has  been  perpetuated  by  Gronovious,  in  the 
plant  called  Catesboea.'' 

Letter  to  the  Same  Lady,  (3)  Mrs.  Elizabeth 
Jones,  from  Lady  Rebecca,  Wife  of  Sir  Wil- 
liam GoocH,  WHO  was  Governor  of  the  Colony 
OF  Virginia  i 727-1 749,  after  Her  Return  to 
England : 

"  Hampton,  Feb  :  4th  1749 

Dear  Madam 
I  hope  you  dont  imagine  I  could  think  any  thing  a 
trouble  in  which  I  could  be  of  service  to  you  or  yours, 
but  really  y^  young  gentleman  seem'd  to  like  his  way 
of  life  so  well  and  was  never  so  much  as  sea 
sick  and  y^  Cap*"  commended  him  so  much  and 
behaved  w^^  such  good  nature  and  judgment  as 
far  as  I  could  see  that  I  had  no  oppertunity  to 
shew  my  intentions,  as  soon  as  y^  ship  came  to  port 
y^  Cap'"  took  him  ashore  w'^  him  to  his  own  house, 
and  by  him  I  have  heard  of  his  wellfare,  but  being 

Appendix.  223 

at  Bath  and  Hampton  ever  since,  I  have  never 
seen  him,  I  should  have  been  glad  to  have  given 
you  an  early  account  of  our  safe  arrivall  and  sev- 
erall  ships  sail'd  very  soon  but  we  were  very  much 
indisposed  w**^  colds,  in  a  continual  hurry,  and  my 
sister  so  ill  I  did  not  expect  her  recovery  for  about  3 
weeks,  that  we  wrote  to  nobody  till  we  got  to  y^  Bath, 
and  by  what  I  heard  yesterday  I  believe  my  letters  are 
in  England  still,  y^  fatigue  I  have  gone  thro  :  since 

1  saw  you  cant  be  discribed,  nor  do  I  see  any  pros- 
pects of  its  being  soon  over,  our  house  is  pull'd  down 
all  but  y^  two  fore  rooms,  y^  cellers  and  foundation 
dug  and  y*  brick  work  just  got  above  ground  till  it  is 
finish'd  we  have  hired  a  house  ready  furnished,  which 
is  so  small  it  puts  me  in  mind  of  Dr.  Swift's  poem  on 

VanbruQre  : 

not  a  sham  thing  like  theirs 
a  real  hous  w"'  rooms  and  stairs 

we  have  two  parlors,  y^  great  parlor  is  almost  as 
broad  as  our  dresssing  room   at  W^sbg.  and  within 

2  foot  as  long,  y^  other  about  y^  size  of  my  closet, 
we  have  four  chambers  on  y^  first  floor  and  two  light 
closets  and  as  many  garrots,  and  I  believe  they'd  all 
stand  in  y^  hall,  but  to  make  some  amends  we  have 
as  good  a  kitchen  and  other  conveniency  as  can  be 
desired.  I'm  cal'd  upon  to  conclude,  but  must  first 
give  M^^  HoUoway  and  you  joy  of  Miss  Suky  Cock's 
marriage  which  I  hear  was  soon  after  we  came  away, 
I  do  assure  you  we  all  Joyne  in  our  compliments  to 
her,  and  sincere  wishes  of  health  and  happyness,  and 

224  Appendix. 

are  not  without  some  hopes  of  seeing  her  in  Eng- 
land, which  I  assure  you  will  be  a  great  pleasure  es- 
pecially to  Dear  Madam 
gr  -^ms  Service  waits  Your  sincere  friend  & 
on  Coll:  Jones,  as  doth  my  Humble  servant 
Sisters  &  your  Hum^^^  Servants  Reb:  Gooch  " 

Two  Letters  from  (3)  Mrs.  Elizabeth  Jones  nee 
Cocke  to  Her  Son  (13)  Thos.  Jones.     No.  i: 

"  March  19   1758 
Dear  Tom 

I  was  glad  to  hear  by  Mans- 
field that  you  were  all  well,  I  have  at  last  got  Lucy 
and  Nany  with  me  after  a  great  many  disappoint- 
ments and  long  expectation  tho  M''  Burwell  was 
obliged  to  come  up  in  a  borrowed  Chair  his  being 
broke  all  to  pieces  and  his  new  one  not  finished  :  I 
have  the  pleasure  to  tell  you  that  as  far  as  I  can 
judge  they  are  as  happy  as  I  could  wish  them,  but  as 
there  is  no  being  compleatly  so,  she  has  never  had  a 
days  health  at  Kings  Creek,  but  I'm  in  hopes  its  only 
a  seasoning,  I  was  very  sorry  you  should  imagin 
Watt  neglected  writeing  to  you  for  I  doe  assure  you 
he  never  hears  of  an  opertunity  but  he  imediately 
gets  a  pen  and  ink  and  in  about  ten  minets  scribles 
over  a  letter  and  then  lays  it  where  it  cant  be  found, 
which  was  the  case  when  Cuffy  went  away,  he  is  be- 
twixt his  school  affairs  and  going  a  shooting  with 
M""  Burwell  and  hundred  other  things  that  he  has  in 
his  head  one  of  the  most  heedless  creatures  that  ever 








1^  o 

rt     o 

to  n 







k^^  ^ 

^<^      i-^sit-     -<5i.    ^^:^       s~i     ^■^'v^    *==>     , 

^         '^  s»  ^^S^         '^  ^^  C>»  ^-• 


^^    ill   ^-^'^  ^^■ 




Appendix.  225 

was  born,  but  I  must  say  that  in  the  main  he  is  a  very 
good  Boy,  he  rides  every  day  to  school  and  has  com- 
pany to  go  with  him  that  Hves  farther  than  he  does, 
and  he  chuses  it  much  rather  than  to  board  out,  the 
enclosed  contains  all  that  I  know  of  Fred:,  D""  Shores 
has  no  manna  nor  ether  he  nor  I  have  any  of  the  in- 
gredients for  the  Bitter  draught  which  are  2  penny 
weight  of  gention  as  much  camomile  flours  and  .  .  . 
infused  over  a  gentle  fire  till  half  be  consumed  in  a 
stone  mugg  for  a  scillet  will  make  it  tast,  it  was  my 
forgetfulness  that  the  medisons  which  I  have  now 
sent  did  not  goe  before,  give  my  kind  love  to  Sally 
and  believe  me  to  be  Dear  Tom 

your  affec\  Mother 

Eliz  Jones  " 

No.  2  :  "Jan'  8  1758 

Dear  Tom 
I  was  sorry  to  find  by  your  Letter  that  you  disap- 
prove so  much  of  my  putting  Watt  to  Davis  nay  it 
even  made  so  great  an  impression  on  me,  that  I  had 
almost  resolved  to  send  him  back  to  you  again,  but 
on  consideration  that  he  was  very  young  :  and  that 
while  I  live  I  should  be  very  watchful  of  their  corrupt- 
ing him  with  their  new  Light  principals  :  and  if  I  die 
I  hope  you'l  take  him  entirely  under  your  care  and 
direction  which  is  what  I  shall  ernestly  desire,  but  I 
think  he  would  not  be  safe  there,  for  they  are  a  subtil 
crue  and  when  they  find  he  has  quick  parts  a  good 
memory  and  a  glib  Tongue,  which  are  all  necessary 

2  26  Appendix. 

qualifications  for  an  Itinerant  preacher,  they  will  leeve 
no  stone  unturned  to  bring  him  over.  I  am  obliged 
to  you  both  for  the  fish  but  would  by  no  means  have 
you  send  any  but  when  you  have  a  plenty  at  your 
door  and  a  convenient  opertunity.  I  long  to  hear 
how  the  Children  doe,  Watt  tells  me  Tom  was  not 
well  and  Catesby  had  met  with  a  bad  accident  by  the 
bite  of  a  dog.  I  want  much  to  see  little  Bessy  who 
they  tell  me  is  mighty  pretty.  Trewheart  has  not 
done  the  Hatts  but  promises  to  doe  them  in  about  a 
fortnight  which  pray  let  J  n°  Smith  know.  I  have  sent 
Sally  a  little  honey  which  I  thought  she  wanted  and 
some  Indian  Phisick  and  a  little  hard  soap,  which  tho 
it  looks  black  occasioned  by  the  drops  of  beeswax 
that  is  in  it,  but  it  makes  a  good  Larder,  I  have  sent 
you  a  pair  of  stockings.  I  dont  know  but  Lucy  may 
be  gon  from  your  House  and  if  she  is  desire  you  w'' 
seal  it  and  send  it  to  her,  I  left  it  open  because  I 
thought  Sally  &  you  might  have  a  curios'y  to  see  the 
news  that  is  in  it,  tho  its  all  bad,  I  have  so  long  dis- 
used .  .  .  that  I  have  entirely  forgot  the  quantity 
but  you  see  what  Shores  says  I  should  not  advise 
above  half  y^  quantity  but  you  must  use  your  own 
discretion  :  I  have  seen  nothing  of  Jamey  &  Nanny 
the  last  I  heard  of  them  was  that  they  were  to  set  out 
Xmas  eve  and  that  the  horses  run  away  with  y^  Chair 
and  broke  it  all  to  pieces  but  no  body  hurt,  this  is  the 
third  accident  of  this  kind  that  has  happened  since 
this  time  twelvemonth  besides  several  over  sets  which 
have  had  bad  consequences.      I  cant  conclude  without 


(^/a  /^..^ic.Y/fr/^^^o^/  2  V// 





'-^  ^^  ^/^-/^^  e.^.^^-^  ^'^ 





(4)  Col.  Thos.  Jones. 

Appeiidix.  227 

telling  you  how  much  I  long  to  see  you  all  and  that  I 
am  my  Dear  Children  your  ever 

Affee  Mother 

Eliz  Jones  " 

Letter  from  (4)  Thos.  Jones  to  His  Son  (16) 
Fred;  Labeled  "  Memd:  to  Fred:  Jones  Con- 
cerning THE  Randolphs  and  Mr.  Holloway:" 

Mem'^"  "Hanover  Ocf:  4- 1755 

To  Fred:  Jones 

I  wrote  to  Coll^  Richard  Ran- 
dolph concerning  my  affairs  in  his  hands  as  Execuf. 
to  S^  John  Randolph  which  he  acknowledged  the  re- 
ceipt of  March  12,  1742  as  follows,  "The  Letter  you 
mention  of  the  23*^  of  Feb^:  last  I  received,  and  as 
my  Bro.  ColP.  W"".  Randolph  had  the  greatest  Share 
in  transacting  your  affairs  gave  it  to  him,  who  I  ex- 
pected would  have  given  you  the  Satisfaction  de- 
sired. I  shall  be  at  the  next  General  Court  and 
then  will  give  you  all  the  satisfaction   in  my  power." 

Now  all  that  Colli  W"".  Randolph  did  or  pretended 
to  do  with  me  was  to  settle  the  Ace*  in  behalf  of  the 
assignees  of  Cap*  Edward  Randolph  which  was  done 
and  he  had  a  Copy  of  it.  Balance  due  to  them 
^1627  "   18  "  8 

But  afterwards  Coll*  W"'  Randolph  declined  con- 
cerning himself  in  the  matter,  and  Coll  Richard 
Randolph  Seem'd  to  be  the  acting  Executor  and  af- 
ter   I    received    the  above   mentioned   Letter  ColP. 

2  28  Appendix. 

Richard  Randolph  told  me  the  papers  &c  relating  to 
my  affair  Should  be  lodg'd  with  M'.  Geo:  Webb  to 
Settle  the  Matter  with  me,  to  whom  I  applied  about 
it  before  and  since  ColP.  Richard  Randolph  went  to 
England  who  Saith  no  Such  papers  ever  came  to 
his  hands.  I  examined  his  Book  for  what  Money 
was  paid  the  Treasurer  for  Mr.*  Holloways  Debt  to 
the  Country,  and  find  there's  ^1015  "  9  "  3  paid  by 
the  Randolphs  without  any  further  deffinition,  but 
he  do's  not  know  whether  it  was  paid  by  them  out  of 
the  produce  of  my  Effects  or  for  what  it  was  paid, 
and  as  I  am  called  upon  by  Bill  in  Chancery  (now 
ripe  for  trial)  am  obliged  to  refer  to  S*".  John  Ran- 
dolphs Eeecut'■^  that  that  Money  was  paid  in  my  be- 
half;  and  as  I  suppose  ColP.  P.  R:  and  ColP.  R:  R: 
will  be  at  the  General  Court  you  must  entreat  them 
to  examine  their  fathers  and  S^  John  Randolphs 
Books  and  Papers  concerning  that  Article,  otherwise 
know  not  what  trouble  I  may  be  brought  into. 
The  value  of  that  Estate  when  it  was  together  was 
not  less  than  ^5000.  There  was  upward  of  6000 
acres  of  very  good  Land,  about  70  Negroes  35  hhd^ 
of  Tob°.  ab'.  500  Barr''.  of  Corn  ab^  200  head  of  Cat- 
tle, Hoggs,  *****  ^  and  necessaries  for 
Six  Plantations,  and  all  that  has  been  paid  out  of  the 
produce    of    the    Same   is   above  mentioned    except 

*  This  was  evidently  to  discharge  a  liability  incurred  by  Col. 
Jones  as  surety  on  Mr.  Holloway's  bond  as  treasurer  of  the  Col- 
ony.    (See  Camp.  Hist.  Va.,  page  415.) 

CAM     lurTO      \iC/\ 

7/4  //         /  /    /      ^         /  "       '      ' 

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Property  pledged  by  (-1)  Col.  Thos.  Jones  to  secure  his  liabilitj'  on 

Mr.  HoUoway's  bond  as  treasurer  of  the  Colony. 

See  page  228. 

Appeitdix.  229 

;^300  to  Cary  of  which  I  have  never  had  any  Acc^  in 

which  I  desire  to  be  satisfied 

Thos.  Jones 
I  wrote  to  Coll  Rich'^  Randolph 
concerning  this  Matter  last  Sum- 
mer but  never  received  any  answer" 

The  Following  is  Copied  from  an  Original  of  a 
Letter  from  (13)  Thos.  Jones  to  His  Brother 
(25)  Walter,  then  a  Student  in  Edinburg: 

"Vg^  July  31^',  1766. 
Dr.  B.  W. 

I  reed,  a  Letter  from  you  in  May 
last  dated  5th.  March  together  with  several  others  in- 
closed which  shall  be  taken  care  of,  (Mr.  Pages  by 
what  means  I  know  not  was  open,  but  it  was  imma- 
terial as  it  was  under  cover  to  me,  perhaps  you 
might  open  it,  so  add,  if  so,  you  should  be  careful  to 
secure  it,)  and  another  not  until  yesterday  of  the 
24th  Novr. 

I  have  been  in  daily  expectation  of  hearing  from 
you,  &  I  imagine  there  is  now  Letters  for  me  in  the 
Country  of  a  later  Date  than  your  latest.  I  do  as- 
sure you  it  gives  me  great  pleasure  to  hear  from  you, 
therefore,  pray,  neglect  no  opportunity,  and  direct  to 
me  by  what  Ships  you  write  if  you  can.  It  gives  me 
infinite  satisfaction  to  find  you  are  so  intent  upon 
pursuing  your  Studies,  &  God  grant  that  your  en- 
deavours may  prove  effectual,  which  I  do  not  the 
least  doubt  of,  if  you  continue  firm  in   your  resolu- 

230  Apperidix. 

tions,  Mr.  Lee  arrived  here  I  think  about  4  or  5 
weeks  past,  it  is  thought  he  will  make  a  great  Figure, 
as  soon  as  he  came  to  WestmorP.  he  might  have  had 
as  many  patients  as  he  could  attend,  but  his  being 
there  was  only  by  way  of  visit  to  his  Friends,  &  then 
to  the  Metropolis,  where  he  is  to  reside. 
Mr.  Blair  you  write  me  is  very  promising,  it  really 
gives  me  great  pleasure  to  find  that  America  is  like 
to  produce  so  many  &  such  useful  Men.  I  hope  you 
need  no  spur  but  if  you  did  this  is  sufficient  to  raise 
a  spirit  of  emulation  in  you,  at  least  to  equal  any  of 
your  Countrymen.  I  speak  positively  for  without 
flattery  I  think  your  Genius  not  inferior  to  most, 
therefore  exert  every  faculty  that  is  requisite,  & 
give  me  joy  when  you  return,  which  God  grant  I 
may  live  to  see. 

This  Letter  I  hope  you  will  receive  safe,  it  goes  in 
the  Fly  Capt.  Scott,  a  ship  of  Mr.  Chas.  Goores  of 
Liverpool  Mercht.  which  Loaded  in  this  River,  you 
mention  your  having  some  Mercht.  in  Britain  to  ap- 
ply to  for  Cash  as  your  occasions  may  require,  I  think 
it  much  best,  as  the  distance  between  us  is  so  consider- 
able disappointments  may  happen.  I  have  wrote 
Mr.  Goore  to  let  me  know  by  first  opportunity 
whether  he  will  supply  you  with  Cash  during  your 
stay  in  Scotland  as  you  may  require  it,  &  if  he  will 
he  may  depend  upon  me  always  having  effects  in  his 
hands  as  far  as  will  discharge  ^90  pr.  annum,  &  if 
he  does  not  chuse  to  do  it,  I  must  drop  him  &  apply 
to  some  other  Mercht.  that  will ;  but  I  believe  there 

i.^^ '^O,.^ ' C40^^u^ oj-j^i^^-^^^t^ ^/^a&^iy .     ^y^y^£:f/3\  //   . 



(4j  Col.  Thos.  Jones.     This  page  and  its  continuance,  page  232, 
form  opposite  pages  of  one  sheet  of  paper. 

Appendix.  231 

is  no  doubt  of  his  complying  as  I  am  a  pretty  consid- 
erable Shipper  to  him.  I  have  Shipt  him  this  year 
12  heavy  hhds.,  &  have  wrote  to  him  to  let  you  have 
immediately  ^50,  which  you  may  apply  for  &  let 
him  know  that  I  have  wrote  you  the  purport  of  my 
Letter  to  him,  and  desire  him  to  inform  you  if  it  will 

be  agreeable  to  him  to  supply  you  as  I  have  men- 

I  am  glad  to  hear  you  are  so  happily  settled  with 
Mrs.  Tallock  tho'  I  think  you  pay  a  very  high  board, 
but  one  would  chuse  to  pay  a  little  more  to  live  com- 
fortably, &  to  one's  satisfaction.  I  desired  you  to 
enquire  if  you  could  meet  with  a  young  Man  that 
would  suit  me  as  a  Tutor  to  yr.  Nephews  &  how 
much  one  might  be  got  for  by  the  year.  I  shall  be 
obliged  to  you  to  make  enquiry,  &  let  me  know  by 
first  opportunity. 

Your  Relations  &  Friends  are  all  well  I  know  of 
no  changes  since  you  left  us  —  only  that  Mr.  Wm. 
was  married  abt.  2  Months  past,  to  Mrs.  Carter.  I 
have  not  seen  him  since,  therefore  can  not  tell  what 
changes  Matrimony  has  made  upon  him,  your  Sister 
Smith  had  a  Daughter  born  abt.  a  month  ago  Si  yr. 
Sister  Jones  a  Son  abt.  two,  Christened  Meriwether, 
Yr.  Fd.  Bathurst  is  to  be  married  to  Miss  Patty 
Wales  very  soon.  I  approve  much  of  your  keeping 
up  a  correspondence  with  Mr.  Page  &  Mr.  Lewis  &  I 
think  it  is  a  Pity  but  you  would  write  to  some  other 
of  your  Friends,  Bathurst,  Mr.  "*  *  *,  Mr.  Woodrop, 
&c,  it  may  be  no  disadvantage  to  you  hereafter." 

232  Appendix. 

Letter    p^rom    (25)    Dr.    Walter   Jones    to    His 

Brother  Thomas  : 

"London  July  23,  1769. 
My  Dear  Brother  — 

You  will  see  by  this  Date  that  I  am  in  this 
great  Metropolis,  according  to  my  Proposal.  You 
will  probably  expect  to  hear  me  speak  of  it  with  rap- 
ture; yet  I  can  assure  you  I  never  was  less  fond  of  a 
Place.  The  exaggerated  accounts  which  I  had  heard 
of  London  led  me  to  conceive  it  more  vast,  more 
excellent  than  it  is  possible  I  believe  for  human  Art 
to  render  any  Town. 

I  have  heard  of  the  pleasures  of  London;  but  for 
my  part  I  see  none  but  such  as  are  only  competent 
to  men  of  large  Fortunes,  or  to  men  of  no  Princi- 
ple—  men  of  the  first  Class  may  I  believe  enjoy 
every  thing  this  world  can  afford;  the  latter  like- 
wise may  prosecute  pleasures  [in]  which  no  honest 
man  would  wish  to  participate.  A  man  of  middle 
vStature  and  a  Stranger  is  really  in  a  wilderness  —  his 
weight  is  so  extremely  inconsiderable  that  he  cannot 
see  he  has  any  connection  with  the  thousands  of  his 
fellow  creatures  who  every  hour  surround  him.  Now 
to  me  no  State  is  so  listless,  so  barren,  so  insupport- 
able as  that  in  which  I  am  tossed  about  like  an  atom 
in  the  universe  and  deprived  not  of  Society,  but  of 
the  affectionate  relations  which  render  Society  agree- 

I  have  the  pleasure  to  inform  you  that  I  obtained 
my  Degree  on  the  12th  of  June  last,  &  I   flatter  my- 

V  •/ 


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Appendix.  233 

self,  with  as  much  applause  as  I  could  reasonably 
have  wished.  With  the  utmost  Sincerity  possible,  I 
have  dedicated  my  Thesis  to  yourself  &  Dr.  Cullen. 
The  subject  of  it  is  the  Bloody  Flux,  which  is  not  a 
splendid  one,  but  as  it  is  amongst  the  worst  Dis- 
orders with  which  our  Country  is  often  afflicted,  I 
thought  it  my  Duty  to  Study  it  particularly. 
I  was  just  beginning  a  letter  to  you  when  I  received 
yours  by  Captn.  Johnston. —  I  am  extremely  glad  to 
hear  that  you  have  recovered  ;  for  my  anxiety  has 
been  very  great  since  I  heard  accidentally  that  you  had 
been  lonof  afflicted  with  a  Ouartan. 

Dr.  Flood,  it  seems,  thought  it  serviceable  to  let  it 
run  on,  but  this  I  apprehend,  &  indeed  am  confirmed 
by  the  opinions  of  my  ablest  Preceptors,  that  such  a 
Doctrine  is  a  Trick  of  the  Profession  and  equally  per- 
nicious to  the  Health  &  Purse  of  the  Patient. —  Dur- 
ing my  medical  studies  I  have  often  reflected  upon 
the  different  Constitute*  of  my  Friends,  the  different 
complaints  under  which  I  have  known  them  to  labour, 
or  those  to  which  they  seem  disposed. —  You  may  be 
sure  my  Brother  that  in  this  whimsical,  tho'  anxious 
enquiry,  you  were  a  principal  object  —  and  I  have  been 
every  time  more  &  more  convinced  that  nothing 
would  be  so  serviceable  to  you  as  a  regular  course  of 
exercise,  at  the  same  time  avoiding  the  night  air  & 
the  marshy  Fogs  which  are  so  extremely  pernicious 
to  every  Country  where  they  subsist. 

I  imagine  you  have  not  received  a  letter  which   I 
wrote  you  to  inform  you  that  I  had  altered  my  Plan 

234  Appendix. 

of  staying  In  London  next  Winter,  on  acct.  of  a 
chansfe  of  Profess"^®  at  Edinburgh.  Dr.  CuUen  is  to 
give  a  Course  of  Practice  next  Session  ;  which  from 
the  small  specimen  he  gave  us  for  two  months  last 
Summer,  are  too  valuable  to  be  put  in  competition 
with  any  advantages  I  could  get  here  —  besides  the 
expense  of  living  here  is  much  more  enorm^  than  at 
Edinburgh.  You  may  depend  upon  it  that  I  shall 
not  stay  from  you  longer  than  I  can  avoid  —  I  fear 
however  that  it  will  be  midsummer  or  more  before  I 
shall  see  [you].  I  cannot  leave  my  College  till  the 
ist  of  May  so  that  probably  by  the  Time  I  can  go  to 
London,  secure  a  Passage  and  prepare  my  Things,  it 
will  be  near  June —  I  cannot  expect  less  than  a  two 
months  voyage,  so  that  I  apprehend  you  need  not  ex- 
pect me  before  August. —  Should  no  accident  happen 
I  hope  to  see  you  then,  and  if  it  is  possibly  in  my 
Power  before. — 

I  received  the  other  day  a  Letter  from  Warden  in 
which  he  expatiates  on  the  intolerable  Treatment 
which  some  of  his  Brother  Tutors  experience  in 
Virg^ —  he  contrasts  his  own  situation  with  theirs,  & 
says  that  it  is  quite  unexceptional,  only  that  he  finds 
he  is  less  looked  upon  as  a  Gentleman  in  Virg^  than 
he  was  before  —  and  that  he  is  much  at  a  loss  for  a 
room  to  retire  to  at  night  in  order  to  study  ;  which  I 
fear  is  a  want  which,  tho  you  were  willing,  the  size  of 
your  House  will  not  allow  you  to  obviate. —  It  gives 
me  the  highest  Satisfaction  to  think  that  I  should 
have  been  instrumental  in  procuring  you  a  man  who 

Appendix.  235 

by  his  own  ace*  fulfills  his  office  so  well.  If  such  an 
allowance  could  be  made  for  him  conveniently,  the 
boys  I  apprehend  would  find  a  full  compensation 
from  the  additional  improvement  of  their  Tutor. 

I  am  much  obliged  to  you  for  the  Resolves  of  our 
Assembly.  I  think  they  are  drawn  up  with  great 
Temper,  Spirit,  &  Wisdom — -they  petition  only  for 
Rights  of  which  nothg.  but  the  most  pernicious  & 
accursed  Politics  could  ever  have  attempted  to  de- 
prive them  ;  &  which  attempt  I  hope  they  never  will 
accomplish. —  The  popular  Party  here,  which  indeed 
is  the  greater  part  of  the  nation,  seem  to  make  our 
cause  their  own  ;  &  accordingly  the  Grievances  of 
America  are  mentioned  among  those  complained  of 
by  the  Middlesex  &  London  petitions  ;  &  I  hope  will 
not  be  forgot  in  those  of  Surry,  Buckinghamshire,  and 
several  other  Counties  which  they  say  will  petition 
soon.  If  the  present  Disputes  between  the  People  & 
ministry  continue  until  the  next  Parliament  it  is  to  be 
hoped  and  indeed  is  said  that  our  iniquitous  Taxes 
will  be  repealed.  If  however  affairs  should  be  settled 
here,  I  fear  the  people  of  England  would  think  our 
interests  so  separate  that  they  would  relapse  into 
their  former  opposition. —  Another  thing  that  may 
blast  our  hopes  are,  any  unreasonable  Demands  in 
consequence  of  any  appearance  of  concession. — Thus, 
we  heard  lately  that  they  intended  to  petition  for  a 
repeal  of  the  Navigation  Act,  which  confines  our 
Trade. —  Such  a  Proposal  well  authenticated,  would 
be  such    a  notorious,  presumptous  attempt    to   In- 

236  Appendix. 

dependancy  that  I  am  convinced  the  whole  Island  of 
Britain  would  take  flame  at  it. 

I  have  often  expressed,  as  I  felt,  the  most  lively  & 
gratefull  sense  of  your  paternal  offices. —  I  cannot 
withhold  it  now,  on  account  of  the  recent  examples 
of  them. —  I  waited  on  Mr.  Russell  this  morning  who 
behaved  to  me  with  great  Politeness  ;  said  you  had 
not  specified  in  your  Letter  the  sum  he  was  to  let  me 
have  ;  but  concluded  from  your  silence  that  you  in- 
tended to  extend  it  to  the  former  extent  —  he  came 
into  it  with  great  Readiness. —  I  have  not  yet  spoken 
to  Mr.  Molleson  on  the  Subject  of  your  Letter,  but 
he  has  invited  me  to  his  House  &  entertained  me  with 
great  Good-nature. —  Captain  Greig  however  told  me 
before  I  saw  Molleson,  that  he  wanted  to  know  if  I 
wanted  money,  as  he  had  directions  from  you  to  sup- 
ply me. —  I  have  got  an  Invitation  from  Russel  to  go 
with  him  on  Saturday  to  his  Country  Seat. 
Just  before  I  left  Edinburgh  I  drew  on  Jordan  for  £2^ 
about  one  half  of  which  I  still  have. — When  I  arrived 
at  London  I  went  to  him,  &  as  there  was  50^  of  your 
order  in  his  hands,  I  desired  to  know  when  I  might 
apply  should  there  be  occasion  —  he  told  me  you  had 
very  little  Effects  in  his  Hands,  that  your  Letter  was 
directed  to  himself  &  Maxwell,  and  as  the  Partner- 
ship was  dissolved,  it  did  not  authorise  him  to  give 
me  any  money  —  trusting  however  to  your  character, 
he  did  not  hesitate  to  supply  me,  &  would  fulfill  his 
engagement  if  necessary.  Tho'  I  was  a  little  anxious 
least  there  should  be  a  necessity  for  being  obliged, 



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(13)   Col.  Thos.  Jones. 

Appendix.  237 

yet  it  gave  me  a  sensible  pleasure  to  find  such  de- 
pendance  placed  on  you.  In  every  Instance  of  kind- 
ness &  respect  shown  by  these  Gent^  to  me,  I  look 
upon  myself  as  the  happy  Proxy  for  you;  for  I  am 
certain  that  as  I  am  an  entire  Stranger,  their  motives 
must  arise  from  their  opinion  of  you. 

I  have  frequently  with  the  greatest  exultation  of 
Heart  heard  you  made  an  honourable  Exception  to 
the  generality  of  our  Countrymen;  who  the  mer- 
chants all  declare  are  not  only  unwilling  to  Pay  their 
Debts,  but  guilty  of  a  Breach  of  Word. — This  being 
a  compP  generally  well  founded,  was  by  that  infa- 
mous Cap'°  of  clay  &  midgleys  applied  to  you.  Your 
Bill  of  50^  will  my  D^  Brother  be  very  acceptable,  as 
I  shall  have  less  occasion  for  drawing  on  a  merch 
here  for  more  than  the  Effects  in  his  Hands  amount 

It  gives  me  great  Pleasure  to  hear  that  I  still  pos- 
sess the  affection  of  my  Friends. —  I  am  sure  they 
must  have  been  very  secure  of,  or  indifferent  about 
mine,  since  they  have  taken  so  little  pains  to  renew 
it. — I  am  sure  I  cannot  allege  this  against  my  sister 
Jones  or  the  children  —  I  have  just  got  a  fresh  proof 
of  her  regard  in  4  fine  Hams. — When  I  heard  of  the 
Death  of  your  youngest  child,  I  was  exceedingly 
concerned,  especially  on  her  mothers  account;  for 
my  own  part  I  received  some  confort,  that  Heaven 
had  spared  those  who  had  already  endeared  them- 
selves to  me  — 

I  have  heard  of  Poor  Bathursts  Death  for  several 

238  Appendix. 

months  —  it  was  not  less  grievous  than  unexpected — 
he  really  was  amongst  those  Friends  who  I  thought 
with  some  confidence  would  welcome  my  return, 
should  it  happen. — The  news  shocked  me  in  a  pecu- 
liar manner,  as  I  had  not  very  long  before  heard  of 
liis  marriage  with  Miss  Wales;  &  had  with  pleasure 
reflected  on  the  happiness  he  must  enjoy  with  a 
woman,  the  accomplishments  of  whose  person  I  was 
acquainted  with,  and  the  more  valuable  Disposition 
of  whose  mind  I  had  heard  with  Praises  from  all  that 
knew  her. 

You  hinted  a  subject  in  your  Letter  of  which  my 
Heart  must  be  the  arbiter  on  my  Part  —  whither  the 
Tyrant  may  lead  me  T  cannot  tell  —  at  present  I  find 
him  entirely  occupied  with  Gratitude  for  the  enumer- 
able ways  of  doing  me  good  adopted  by  the  best  of 
Brothers  in  favour  of 

his  with  the  most  sincere  Affection 

Walter  Jones  " 

Letter  from  (25)  Dr.  Walter'^  Jones  to  His 
Brother  (16)  Frederick^  Jones,  of  North  Caro- 
lina : 

"  Dear  Brother 

Yr  letter  by  Capt.  Triplet  gave  me  great  pleasure 
after  so  total  a  want  of  all  information  concerning 
you,  as  for  some  years  has  taken  place.  I  have  been 
inquisitive  to  hear  your  fate  during  the  great  Revo- 
lution that  has  happened  since  we  parted.     The  war 

Appendix.  239 

was  very  near  you  but  I  hope  you  escaped  any  par- 
ticular loss.  My  Bro.  has  for  three  years  been  a 
resident  at  the  beautiful  Seat  of  Spring  Garden,  as 
you  have  heard;  but  '  Content  that  Shuns  the  Gilded 
bed'  has  not  been  his  constant  associate  —  his  health 
has  been  extremely  infirm  and  by  every  account  I 
can  hear,  and  I  never  fail  to  inquire,  I  fear  his  exist- 
ence amongst  us  is  of  no  long  duration  —  his  children 
are  mostly  married.  Tom  is  to  be  to  Miss  Carter  of 
Nomony,  daughter  of  the  former  Counsellor.  Catesby 
to  Miss  Turberville,  daughter  of  John.  Betsey  to 
Gavvin  Corbin,  of  Caroline.  Jenny  to  John  Monroe 
of  Westmoreland.  Molly  to  Launcelot  Lee  of  Berk- 
ley. Our  brother  William  has  sold  out  in  King 
William,  and  as  is  his  fate,  I  believe  has  not  bettered 
himself  by  purchasing  an  estate  in  Gloster.  I  always 
advised  him  against  that  turn  for  change  of  place. 
By  our  sister  Donald's  death  he  got  £2^0^  in  value 
tho'  he  sold  it  I  think  for  less  than  ^2000.  Our  sister 
Burwell  died  as  she  lived,  an  excellent  woman,  her 
husband  dying  before  entails  were  abolished  has  made 
Nat.  a  man  of  Great  fortune,  and  his  Brothers  and 
Sisters  beggars.  Our  worthy  sister  Smith  is  much 
as  you  left  her,  and  honest  Bro.  Jack  neither  more 
industrious  nor  less  good  natured. 
For  my  own  part  I  am  in  circumstances  the  least 
adapted  to  my  natural  temper  of  any  creature  living. 
A  very  growing  family,  and  a  very  laborious  profes- 
sion, would  be  sufficient  restraint  upon  a  disposition 
like    mine,    than  which  there  never    was  one   more 

240  Appendix. 

averse  from  what  is  called  Care.  But  for  nine  years 
I  have  had  unaided  and  alone,  the  entire  Care  of 
Mrs.  Flood's  3  children  together  with  the  manage- 
ment of  the  most  complicated  and  troublesome  estate 
that  ever  devolved  on  my  devorted  head  before.  With 
all  these  perplexing  qualities  greatly  multiplied  by 
the  difficult  and  hazardous  times  of  War  and  paper 
money,  and  all  the  licentious  perfidy,  fraud,  pride  and 
poverty  which  are  the  offspring  of  rags  and  paper, 
and  are  perfectly  epidemic  with  us.  The  scenes  I 
have  experienced  deprive  me  of  all  patience  on  this 
subject.  I  shall  therefore  go  on  to  a  better  prospect. 
Dr.  William  Savage,  a  nephew  of  Mr.  Flood's,  sud- 
denly accumulated,  during  the  war  an  immense  estate, 
a  great  portion  of  which  he  left  to  his  uncle's  children. 
He  lived  in  your  State,  and  in  the  part  about  Eden- 
ton  the  estate  lies.  It  is  very  uncertain  what  I  shall 
get,  but  Billy  Flood  has  certainly  a  great  estate  in 
lands,  lots  and  houses.  Notwithstanding  the  per- 
plexity of  my  business  here,  I  must  shortly  go  to 
Edenton  ;  of  my  arrival  there  you  shall  have  very 
early  notice,  and  may  I  hope  to  have  the  pleasure  of 
seeing  you  or  your  son  ?  God  knows  whether  busi- 
ness will  permit  me  to  visit  you  ;  but  if  it  would,  you 
may  depend  on  seeing  me.  Our  cousin  John  Cocke 
left  me  to-day.  He  talked  much  of  visiting  you,  he 
having  some  inclination  to  go  with  me  to  Edenton. 
He  is  married  to  Miss  Thornton,  whose  niece  dying, 
lately  left  to  their  possession  an  estate  worth  ^15,000 
at  least.     I  have  given  you  all  the  news   I  can  trust 

^f '  i^  iU  y^i^f^'r 

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Mrs.  Mary  Stith,  sister  of  Sir  John  Randolph  and  mother  of  Rev.  Wm.  Stith. 
the  historian  and  president  of  William  and  Mary  College,  to  Mrs.  Jones, 

wife  of  (4)  Col.  Thos-  Jones. 

Appendix.  241 

to  this  letter  —  if  we  meet  which  God  grant  we  may, 
we  may  have  some  more  confidential  discourse 
We  all  join  in  wishing  you  and  your  family  every  pos- 
sible prosperity  ;  and  none  with  more  cordial  affection 

and  sincerity  than  your 

Dear  Brother 


Public  Proceedings  had  upon  the  Death  of  (353) 

Gen.  Walter  Jones. 

"  Headquarters  Militia,  D.  C., 

Washington,  October  i6th,  1861. 

The  Officers  of  the  Militia  and  Volunteers  of  the 
District  of  Columbia  will  appear  in  uniform  this  day, 
at  I  o'clock  P.  M.,  at  the  house  of  Dr.  Thomas  Miller, 
on  F  street,  to  attend  the  funeral  of  Major  General 
Walter  Jones,  our  late  venerated  commander. 

The  Division  Major  Generals  will  issue  the  neces- 
sary orders. 

Wadsworth  Ramsey, 
A dj2cta7tt- General  Militia  D.  C" 
By  order  of  Major  Gen.  Weightman. 

"  The  Late  Gen.  Walter  Jones. 

At  a  meeting  of  the  Members  of  the  Bar  and  other 
officers  of  the  several  Courts  of  the  District  of  Col- 
umbia, held  at  the  court-room  of  the  Circuit  Court  on 
Wednesday,  the  i6th  instant,  on  the  occasion  of  the 
death  of  the  late  Gen.  Walter  Jones. 

On  motion  of  Mr.  Carlisle,  Richard  S.  Coxe, 

242  Appendix. 

Esq.,  was  elected  Chairman,  and  John  A.  Smith, 
Esq.,  Secretary. 

Mr.  CoxE,  on  assuming-  the  chair,  thus  addressed 
the  meeting: 

Gentlemen  and  Brethren:  It  is  scarcely  necessary 
to  apprize  you  that  this  meeting  of  the  members  of 
the  Bar  has  been  convened  for  the  purpose  of  adopt- 
ing measures  to  indicate  the  feelings  which  have  been 
awakened  in  our  hearts  by  the  intelligence  of  the 
death  of  Gen.  Walter  Jones,  and  to  co-operate 
in  testifying  our  respect  for  the  memory  of  that  emi- 
nent member  of  our  profession. 

Under  ordinary  circumstances  this  simple  annun- 
ciation would  be  all  that  would  be  expected  from  the 
Chair.  This  is,  however,  no  ordinary  case.  The  de- 
ceased occupied  towards  us  almost  a  paternal  charac- 
ter ;  he  was  the  father  of  our  bar  ;  and  his  death  com- 
pels us  to  pay  more  than  the  accustomed  tribute  of 

The  personal  relations  which  so  long  subsisted  be- 
tween the  deceased  and  myself,  if  they  do  not  demand 
at  my  hands  something  beyond  the  mere  offering  of 
a  customary  tribute  to  his  memory,  will,  I  trust,  fur- 
nish me  with  an  ample  apology  for  a  deviation  from 
the  ordinary  formal  routine  of  ceremony,  and  almost 
seems  to  demand  of  me  some  remarks  upon  the  char- 
acter and  career  of  our  deceased  friend. 

It  is  precisely  thirty-nine  years  since,  at  my  intro- 
duction to  the  bar  of  this  District,  I  first  had  the 
pleasure  of  forming  an  acquaintance  with  Gen.  Jones. 

Appendix.  243 

Introduced  to  him  by  several  mutual  friends,  he  re- 
ceived me  with  kindness  and  courtesy,  and  was  the 
first  to  extend  to  me  his  countenance  and  aid  in  my 
new  professional  career.  It  was  my  good  fortune  a 
few  years  after  to  be  afforded  the  opportunity  to  re- 
ciprocate this  kindness  by  rendering  an  important 
service  to  Gen.  Jones,  and  this  interchange  of  good 
offices  cemented  a  friendship  which  has  never  exper- 
ienced the  slightest  interruption  or  coolness  for 
more  than  a  quarter  of  a  century. 

At  the  period  of  my  first  acquaintance  with  our  la- 
mented friend  he  was  in  the  full  meridian  of  his  pro- 
fessional glory.  For  years  at  the  Bar  of  the  Supreme 
Court  he  maintained  a  high  position  among  the 
eminent  lawyers  of  the  day.  He  had  been  the  as- 
sociate of  Dexter  and  Rawle,  of  Tilghman,  Dallas  and 
Duponceau,  of  Pinkney  and  Stockton,  and  others 
equally  distinguished.  Marshall,  Washington  and 
their  associates  presided  on  the  bench.  Before  that 
august  tribunal  causes  of  the  deepest  importance,  in- 
volving principles  in  every  department  of  the  law, 
were  discussed  by  those  giants  of  the  day,  and  the 
foundations  of  constitutional,  commercial  and  public 
law,  as  adapted  to  our  institutions,  were  then  firmly 
established,  and  the  noble  structure  of  American 
jurisprudence  under  which  we  still  live  was  erected. 
Subsequently  Mr.  Jones  had  as  his  competitors  in  this 
glorious  field  a  Webster  and  a  Wirt,  a  Binney  and  an 
Emmet,  and  an  Ogden,  with  others  whose  names  are 
familiar  to  all  professional  ears.     In  these  scenes,  and 

244  Appendix. 

with  such  rivals,  it  would  have  been  a  sufficient  honor 
to  have  even  couched  a  lance,  and  not  inglorious  to 
have  sustained  a  defeat.  Gen.  Jones,  however,  con- 
tended against  such  adversaries  on  a  footing  of 
equality.      He  was  par  inter  pares. 

Think  you,  my  younger  brethren,  that  such  eminence 
was  attained  only  by  means  of  a  high  order  of  intellect 
and  lofty  genius  ?  However  gifted  in  these  respects 
he  was  acknowledged  to  be,  he  had  been  a  persever- 
ing and  laborious  student.  His  professional  acquire- 
ments were  various,  accurate  and  profound.  He  was 
equally  familiar  with  the  venerable  common  law,  with 
equity  jurisprudence,  with  the  civil  code,  and  inter- 
national law.  In  brief,  he  was  a  deeply  read,  accom- 
plished lawyer. 

In  combination  with  studies  of  a  strictly  professional 
character.  General  Jones  was  a  ripe  and  good  scholar. 
In  his  splendid  efforts  at  the  bar,  his  logical  and 
learned  arguments  were  illustrated  and  embellished 
by  the  most  felicitous  allusions  to  the  most  illustri- 
ous authors  of  ancient  or  modern  times,  to  the  writ- 
ings of  the  poets  and  the  philosophers,  to  historians 
and  men  of  science.  The  beauties  with  which  he 
thus  adorned  his  argruments  never  obscured  or  en- 
feebled  the  power  of  his  logic. 

A  Virginian  by  birth,  educated  in  his  native  State, 
living  at  a  period  when  our  national  institutions 
were  in  a  state  of  formation,  of  progress  in  develop- 
ment and  consolidation,  familiar  from  his  youth  with 
many  of   the    eminent   statesmen    of   that    eventful 

Appendix.  245 

period,  his  matured  judgment  and  ripened  experience 
made  him  a  sound  constitutional  lawyer.  On  terms 
of  personal  intimacy  in  early  life  with  Madison, 
equally  so  in  after  years  with  Clay,  accustomed  to 
the  expositions  of  Marshall  and  his  coadjutors,  Gen- 
eral Jones  was  an  unswerving  patriot.     *     *     * 

I  cannot  close  this  brief  and  imperfect  sketch  with- 
out a  distinct  reference  to  another  feature  in  the 
character  of  our  lamented  friend.  Gifted  as  he  was 
by  his  Creator  with  an  intellect  the  superior  of  which 
it  has  never  been  my  fortune  to  encounter,  all  who 
knew  him  well  will  admit  that  he  had  a  heart  as  large 
as  was  his  mind.  We  all  have  witnessed  the  exhibi- 
tion of  this  amiable  characteristic  of  our  friend.  His 
intercourse  with  his  brethren  of  the  bar,  not  less 
with  the  youngest  than  the  eldest,  was  uniformly 
marked  by  courtesy  and  kindness.  The  small  alter- 
cations which  will  occasionally  occur  in  our  profes- 
sional intercourse  never  left  a  permanent  feeling  of 
unkindness.  His  numerous  relatives  and  friends  — 
the  poor,  the  oppressed,  and  the  destitute  —  ever  ex- 
perienced the  same,  I  may  call  it,  tenderness  of  man- 
ner. After  a  long  and  active  life,  in  constant  inter- 
course with  men  of  all  shades  and  varieties  of  char- 
acter, he  has,  it  is  believed,  not  left  behind  him  one 
who  entertains  towards  him  a  hostile  or  even  un- 
friendly feeling.  From  the  bottom  of  my  heart,  then, 
I  can  truly  say  of  General  Walter  Jones — for  myself 
personally,  and  I  trust  for  many  who  hear  me  —  I 

246  Appendix. 

revered  him  as  a  lawyer,  I  admired  him  as  a  scholar, 
I  confided  in  him  as  a  patriot. 

On  motion  of  Mr.  Carlisle  it  was 

Resolved,  That  a  committee  of  five  be  appointed 
by  the  chair  to  consider  and  report  to  the  meeting  a 
course  of  proceeding  suitable  to  the  occasion. 

Messrs.  Fendall,  Marbury,  Carlisle,  Davidge,  and 
Redin  were  appointed  to  be  the  committee,  and  re- 
tired for  consultation. 

On  the  return  of  the  committee,  Mr.  Fendall,  on 
their  behalf,  presented  for  the  consideration  of  the 
meeting  the  following  report: 

In  assembling  together  at  this  moment  of  deep 
emotion,  we  feel  that  any  endeavor  to  give  fit  utter- 
ance to  our  thoughts  must  be  vain.  "The  glory  hath 
departed  from"  us.  It  has  pleased  the  Great  Ruler 
of  the  Universe  to  terminate  the  life  on  earth  of  him 
to  whom  for  more  than  half  a  century  successive  pro- 
fessional generations  of  the  Washington  bar  have 
themselves  regarded,  and  have  held  up  to  their  coun- 
trymen, as  the  model  of  a  great  lawyer,  an  orator  in 
the  highest  class  of  forensic  eloquence,  an  accom- 
plished scholar,  a  true  patriot,  a  good  citizen  and  a 
kind  friend.  We  have  ourselves  witnessed,  our 
fathers  have  described  to  us,  and  we  have  delighted 
to  describe  to  our  children,  exhibitions  of  his  mental 
power,  which  we  feel  a  just  pride  in  believing  are  not 
excelled  in  the  annals  of  any  forum,  local  or  na- 
tional, American  or  foreign.  Though  his  life  had 
been   prolonged  far  beyond  the  ordinary  limit,  and 

Appendix.  247 

though  physical  infirmities  had  for  many  years  with- 
drawn him  from  the  active  duties  of  the  profession; 
yet  so  fresh,  so  vivid  is  the  image  of  the  past,  so  thick 
is  the  throng  of  rushing  recollections,  that  we  feel  as 
if  he  were  snatched  from  us  in  the  midst  of  some  glor- 
ious exertion  of  his  genius,  in  the  full  blaze  of  his 
fame,  like  the  sun  in  his  noonday  splendor  suddenly 
eclipsed.  From  the  sense  of  darkness  and  loneli- 
ness which  creeps  over  us,  we  seek  to  escape  by  re- 
calling some  of  the  traits  which  we  have  seen,  or 
which  tradition  has  preserved,  of  the  mighty  intel- 
lect whose  magic  spell  death  only  could  break.  In 
fond  imagination  we  see  our  departed  friend  before 
us,  enforcing  some  principle  of  constitutional  law  of 
deep  import  to  his  country,  and  bringing  to  the 
"  height  of  his  great  argument  " 

"  all  the  reasoning  powers  divine 

To  penetrate,  resolve,  combine  ; 
And  feelings  keen  and  fancy's  glow  ; " 

a  logic  severe  and  subtle  ;  the  most  captivating 
elocution,  though  little  aided  by  gesture  ;  rich,  but 
never  redundant  illustrations,  drawn  from  extensive 
and  various  reading,  hived  in  a  memory  singularly  re- 
tentive, and  always  applied  with  accurate  judgment 
and  in  pure  taste.  We  see  him  discussing  a  per- 
plexed case,  driven  from  one  point  to  another,  and 
at  length,  after  an  exhausting  contest  of  many  days, 
seeking  refuge  and  finding  victory  in  some  new  posi- 
tion. We  see  him  engfaofed  in  some  subordinate 
topic  of  civil  rights  of  no   intrinsic   importance,  but 

248  Appendix. 

clothed  with  dignity  by  the  same  earnest  exertion  of 
his  high  endowments.  We  call  to  mind  the  time  when 
there  were  giants  in  the  land  —  the  days  of  Wirt, 
Pinkney,  Webster,  Tazewell,  Dexter,  Emmet,  and 
other  bright  names  —  and  we  see  our  departed  friend 
and  associate  their  admitted  peer,  and  the  chosen 
champion  against  one  or  more  of  them  in  many  a 
well-fought  field,  descending  from  the  wars  of  the 
Titans  to  this  forum,  here  to  do  battle,  with  all  his 
strength,  for  some  humble  citizen  in  some  humble 
cause  ;  and  often  too  with  no  other  reward  than  the 
consciousness  of  doing  good  and  the  gratitude  of  the 
client.  His  heart  ever  warmed  to  resist  injustice  ; 
his  spirit  ever  kindled  against  the  arrogance  of  power  ; 
his  ear  was  never  deaf  to  the  cry  of  the  oppressed.  We 
see  him  again,  thrown  suddenly  into  a  cause  with  im- 
perfect, perhaps  not  any,  knowledge  of  the  facts  and 
by  the  exercise  of  the  faculty  of  abstraction,  which 
he  possessed  in  so  wonderful  a  degree,  study  and 
master  the  whole  case  while  in  the  act  of  speaking.  We 
feel  that  achievements  so  hazardous  could  be  possi- 
ble to  a  mind  only  of  extraordinary  native  energy,  and 
of  which  the  faculties  had  been  brought  by  habits  of 
constant  discipline  into  absolute  subjection  to  the 
will  of  its  possessor.  It  was  this  faculty  of  calling 
into  instant  action  all  the  resources  of  an  intellect  so 
vigorous,  so  active,  so  comprehensive,  so  fertile,  so 
abundant,  in  the  learning  of  his  profession,  so  famil- 
iar with  general  science  and  literature,  which  led  one 
of  his  most  illustrious  competitors  to  remark  that  if  an 




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emergency  could  be  supposed  in  which  an  important 
cause  had  been  ruled  for  immediate  trial,  and  the 
client  was  driven  to  confide  it  to  some  advocate  who 
had  never  before  heard  of  it,  his  choice  ought  to  be 
Walter  Jones. 

The  moral  were  aptly  combined  with  the  intellect- 
ual elements  in  the  character  of  the  deceased,  which 
constitute  it  a  professional  model.  Though  a  close 
and  sometimes  subtle,  he  was  always  a  fair  reasoner. 
Magnanimous  in  his  pre-eminence,  he  was  placable, 
when  the  momentary  irritations  incident  to  forensic 
discussion  had  subsided  ;  candid  in  construing  the 
motives  and  conduct  of  others ;  a  courteous,  and,  to 
the  younger  members  of  the  bar  especially,  a  liberal 

The  Reports  of  the  Supreme  Court  are  the  chief 
of  the  several  imperfect  records  of  his  fame.  In 
them  may  be  seen  distinct,  however  faint,  traces  of 
a  master  mind.  But  it  was  in  the  social  circle,  as  in  the 
case  of  Dr.  Johnson,  that  its  characteristics  were  most 
conspicuous.  The  "careless  but  inimitable"  beau- 
ties of  his  conversation  gave  delight  to  every  listener. 
A  stenographer  might  have  reported  it  with  the 
strictest  fidelity,  and  yet  nothing  would  have  been 
found  to  deserve  correction.  His  most  casual  remark 
was  in  a  vein  of  originality,  and  couched  in  terms 
terse,  succinct,  sententious  and  of  the  purest  English. 
He  always  used  the  very  word  which  was  most  ap- 
propriate to  the  thought  ;  and,  as  has  been  said  of 
another,  every  word  seemed  to  be  in  its  proper  place, 

250  Appendix. 

and  yet  to  have  fallen  there  by  chance.  An  habitual 
student  of  the  philosophy  of  language  in  general,  and 
of  the  English  in  particular,  he  was  impatient  of  the 
pedantries  and  affectations  which  he  saw  defiling  his 
mother  tongue.  No  writer  nor  speaker  had  a  keener 
sense  of  the  force  of  the  English  idiom  :  nor  Swift, 
nor  Chatham,  nor  Junius  knew  better  that  words  are 

His  local  situation  alone  prevented  opportunities 
for  his  engagement,  had  he  desired  it,  in  the  public 
councils.  The  only  public  employment  of  a  per- 
manent character  which  he  ever  accepted,  was  that  of 
Attorney  of  the  United  States  for  the  District  of 
Potomac  in  1802,  and  for  the  District  of  Columbia  in 
1804,  under  appointments  from  President  Jefferson, 
and  which  he  resigned  in  182 1.  To  the  honor  and 
true  interests  of  his  country  he  clung  with  a  devotion 
beginning  in  boyhood  and  continuing  fervid  to  his 
dying  hour.  Born  early  enough  to  have  known  per- 
sonally the  Father  of  his  Country,  he  reverenced  the 
name  of  Washington,  and  was  among  the  foremost 
and  most  earnest  in  the  pious  enterprise  of  erecting 
a  national  monument  to  his  memory.  In  early  youth 
the  deceased  was  in  habits  of  association  with  the 
great  chiefs  of  the  Revolutionary  era,  and  of  that 
immediately  following  it.  He  was  the  political  dis- 
ciple of  Madison,  and  the  cherished  friend  of  that 
virtuous  statesman,  as  he  was  also  of  Marshall  and  of 
Clay.  His  knowledge  of  the  history  of  his  country, 
derived  from  personal  intercourse  and  observation  as 

Appendix.  251 

well  as  from  reading,  was  ample  and  accurate.  Public 
spirited,  he  was  prompt,  even  in  his  busiest  years,  to 
co-operate  in  enterprises  and  establishments,  civil  and 
military,  having  for  their  object  the  public  good.  As 
one  of  the  founders  and  leading  spirits  of  the  Ameri- 
can Colonization  Society,  his  name  will  ever  be  re- 
vered by  all  to  whom  patriotism  and  philanthropy  are 

We  could  linger  long  to  contemplate  the  image  of 
our  illustrious  friend  in  the  walks  of  private  life  ;  to 
dwell  on  his  many  virtues  ;  on  his  sincerity,  his  manli- 
ness, his  benevolence  ;  on  the  affectionate  kinsman, 
the  faithful  friend,  the  warm  heart,  and  the  open 
hand.  But  time  warns  us  that  we  must  hasten  to  our 
mournful  office  of  consigning  a  great  and  good  man 
to  that  tomb  from  which  we  humbly  trust  he  is  to 
rise  to  a  blessed  eternity. 

Resolved,  That,  in  testimony  of  our  respect  for  the 
memory  of  the  deceased,  this  meeting  will  in  a  body 
proceed  from  the  court-room  to  attend  his  funeral,  at 
one  o'clock  this  afternoon,  and  will  wear  the  usual 
badge  of  mourning  for  thirty  days. 

Resolved,  That  the  chairman  of  this  meeting  be 
instructed  to  present  these  proceedings  to  the  Cir- 
cuit, District,  and  Criminal  Courts  of  the  District  of 
Columbia  at  their  next  several  sessions,  and  to  re- 
quest that  the  same  may  be  entered  on  the  minutes 
of  the  said  courts. 

The  report  and  resolutions  were  unanimously 

252  Appendix. 

On  motion  of  Mr.  Davidge,  it  was  unanimously 
Resolved,  That  the  secretary  of  this  meeting  be  in- 
structed to  cause  these  proceedings  to  be  pubHshed  in 
the  newspapers  of  the  city,  and  that  the  chairman  be 
instructed  to  transmit  a  copy  of  them  to   the    family 

of  the  deceased. 

Richard  S.  Coxe,  Chairman. 

John  A.   Smith,  Secretary.'' 

"  Death  of  Gen.  Walter  Jones. 

National  Monument  Society, 
Washington,  October  15,  1861. 

At  a  meeting  of  the  Society,  held  this  day,  the  fol- 
lowing resolutions  were,  on  motion,  adopted: 

Resolved,  That  this  Society  has  learnt  with  pro- 
found grief  that  Gen.  Walter  Jones  is  no  more. 

Resolved,  That,  in  the  death  of  this  eminent  man, 
his  country  has  lost  a  citizen  whose  genius,  learning, 
and  eloquence  had  long  been  an  honor  to  the  Ameri- 
can name,  and  whose  patriotism  was  ever  fervent  and 
devoted,  from  early  youth  to  the  close  of  a  long  and 
respected  life ;  that  the  American  Bar  has  been  de- 
prived of  one  of  its  most  shining  ornaments,  this 
community  of  a  member  whose  high  endowments, 
moral  and  intellectual,  were  a  source  of  honest  pride 
to  it  for  half  a  century,  and  his  connexions  and  friends 
a  wise  and  affectionate  counsellor,  ever  ready  with 
his  aid  and  guidance. 

Resolved,  That  this  Society  feel  with  peculiar  sen- 

Appendix.  253 

sibility  their  share  in  the  general  bereavement  oc- 
casioned by  this  dispensation  of  Providence;  they 
mourn  for  an  associate  in  their  labors,  among  the 
foremost  and  most  constant  in  wakenina  his  fellow- 
citizens  to  their  pious  duty  to  the  memory  of  the 
Father  of  his  Country. 

Resolved,  That,  in  manifestation  of  their  respect  for 
the  memory  of  the  deceased,  this  Society  will  attend 
his  funeral  in  a  body,  and  will  wear  the  usual  badge 
of  mourning  for  thirty  days. 

(Extract  from  the  minutes.) 

John  Carroll  Brent." 

Contemporary  Newspaper  Notice  of  His  Funeral: 

"The  funeral  of  the  late  Gen.  Walter  Jones  took 
place  to-day  at  one  o'clock,  from  the  residence  of  Dr. 
Miller,  on  F  street,  and  was  attended  by  the  members 
of  the  bar,  and  various  distinguished  individuals,  civil 
and  military,  and  many  citizens  who  had  long  known 
and  admired  him;  the  ceremonies  being  of  a  very  in- 
teresting- character.  Durino-  the  morninor  there  had 
been  a  meeting  of  the  legal  gentlemen,  in  the  court- 
rooms, to  denote  their  sense  of  the  loss  of  the  com- 
munity and  profession  by  the  death  of  Gen.  Jones. 
Richard  S.  Coxe,  Esq.,  presided,  and  the  venerable 
Philip  R.  Fendall,  Esq.,  addressed  the  meeting  in 
reference  to  the  bereavement.  He  passed  a  most 
beautiful  and  appreciative  eulogy  upon  the  life  and 
character  of  the  deceased.     The  leading  incidents  of 

2  54  Appendix. 

Gen.  Jones'  life  were  sketched,  the  evidence  of  his 
hiofh  attainments  alluded  to  when  he  contended  with 
contemporary  giants  and  his  exalted  moral  attributes 
also  depicted,  with  his  patriotism  and  love  of  country 
to  the  latest  hour  of  his  life.  Mr.  F.'s  remarks  were 
very  chaste,  and  their  discriminating  truthfulness 
found  an  echo  in  the  bosoms  of  those  present.  He 
concluded  by  offering  resolutions  of  condolence  and 
esteem,  and  wearing  the  usual  badge  of  mourning, 
which  were  adopted. 

At  the  funeral  Rev.  Dr.  Gurley  officiated  in  the 
religious  ceremonies,  and  the  pall-bearers  were  Judge 
Dunlap,  Judge  Crawford,  Mr.  Marbury,  W.  W.  Cor- 
coran, Gen.  Force,  Mr.  Ogle  Tayloe,  Mr.  William 
Selden,  Mr.  Carberry,  Mr.  J.  M.  Carlisle  and  Mr.  R. 
C.  Weightman.  Gen.  Scott  was  present  but  could 
not  act  as  pall-bearer  on  account  of  feebleness  of 
health.  A  number  of  the  officers  of  the  militia  and 
of  the  District  attended  in  uniform." 

Letter  FROM  (353)  Gen.  Walter  Jones  to  His  Son 
(376)  Walter,  then  a  Student  at  the  University 
OF  Virginia. 

"  Washington,  D.  C, /^(^jK.-  loth,  1829. 
Dear  Walter, 
I  have  only  time  to  say  come  home  instantly  on  re- 
ceipt of  this.      I    make  a  remittance   to  Mr.    Broken- 
borough  by  this  mail  that  will  supply  you  the  means 
to  pay  off  your  bills  and  bear  your  expenses  home. 

Appendix.  255 

Do  not  leave  a  cent  of  debt  behind  you.  I  take  this 
opportunity  to  say  let  it  be  your  polar  star  in  the 
economy  of  life  as  boy  or  man  shun  debt.  Debt  con- 
tracted either  from  vicious  indulgence,  useless  ex- 
travagance or  even  benevolence  is  one  of  the  most 
pernicious  clogs  upon  all  the  elastic  powers  of  thought 
and  action,  a  noxious  and  obscure  vermin  that  silently 
sucks  the  life  blood  of  honor,  dignity,  independence 
and  all  generous  and  manly  aspirations. 
Pack  up  all  your  books  carefully  and  bring  them  with 

Remember  me  affectionately  to  Robert  Lee,  and 
invite  him  pressingly  to  accompany  you  and  assure 
him  of  every  welcome  here.  Perhaps,  so  suddenly 
called  on,  he  may  not  be  in  funds  ;  if  so,  you  can  draw 
enough  from  Mr.  Brokenborough  to  bear  the  expenses 
of  both  of  you.  I  consider  the  epidemic  you  men- 
tion as  of  the  highest  malignity  and  most  imminent 
danger  to  every  inmate  of  the  college,  &  though  com- 
paratively few  deaths  have  yet  occurred  there  is  no 
security  against  the  most  sudden  &  fatal  turn  to  the 
disease  ;  indeed  I  think  this  highly  probable.  Besides 
the  symptoms  of  the  disease,  short  of  a  fatal  tendency, 
are  extremely  detrimental  to  the  constitution  of 
youth,  &  may  either  permanently  or  for  a  series  of 
years  affect  its  stability  &  soundness.  If  you  have  a 
desire  to  see  Mr.  Madison  you  can  take  the  stage  only 
as  far  as  Orange  C.  H.,  there  hire  a  horse  and  spend 
a  day  with  him.  His  society,  even  for  so  short  a  period, 
will  give  you   a  glimpse   of  the  glorious  effects  of 

256  Appendix. 

strenuous  and  lono-  continued  cultivation  of  the  intel- 
lect,  leading  youth  and  manhood  to  the  heights  of 
excellence  and  power  ;  —  not  power  characterized  by 
its  mere  force  &  momentum,  but  by  its  utility  & 
beneficence,  while  the  night  of  age  &  imbecility  is 
kept  at  a  distance  by  the  continued  irradiations  of  the 
mind,  like  the  sun,  at  the  command  of  Joshua,  stand- 
ing still  on  Gibeon.  Virtue,  intelligence,  industry, 
high  aims  and  corresponding  exertions  are  now  the 
moral  Joshuas  that  are  to  work  this  miracle  in  the 
moral   world.      In   the  greatest   haste  I  remain  your 

truly  affectionate  &  anxious  father 

W.  Jones" 

Letter  FROM  (13)  Thos.  Jones  to  John  Turberville 
OF  "  Hickory  Hill,"  Westmoreland  Co.,  Va., 
whose  Daughter  Married   (29)  Catesby  Jones. 

"  Dear  Sir  — 

My  son  Catesby  tells  me  that  he 

intends  to  pay  his  addresses  to  your  daughter,  Miss 
Letty,  and  that  he  has  already  spoke  to  you  upon 
this  subject ;  that  you  returned  him  for  answer,  you 
had  no  objections  either  to  him  or  his  connections, 
but  that  your  daughter  was  too  young,  that  you  in- 
tend to  give  her  two  thousand  pounds  whenever  she 
married,  and  that  you  would  be  glad  to  know  what 
expectations  *  *  *  is  likely  to  have.  I  have  a 
sincere  regard  Sr.  for  you  &  your  family  *  *  * 
Miss  Letty  is  a  very  amiable  and  deserving  young 
Lady,  of  consequence  I  can  have  no  objection  to 
such   a  connection,  and   if  Catesby  succeeds,  I  will 




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(29)  Maj.  Catesby  Jones  to  (28)  Maj.  Thos.  ap  Thos.  Jones,  of  '  Bathurst." 

Appendix.  257 

immediately  give  him  up  my  Clerk's  place,  which,  be- 
fore these  disturbances,  was  worth  one  year  with 
another,  £\oo,  and  as  the  Courts  of  Justice  are  now 
open,  it  certainly  will  not  be  less  ;  I  shall  give  him 
all  the  assistance  in  my  power  in  my  Lifetime, 
and  at  my  death,  I  shall  at  least  give  him  an  equal 
share  with  the  rest  of  my  Sons  ;  and  my  present  in- 
tention is  to  give  him  the  plantation  whereon  I  live, 
but  this  I  will  not  oblige  myself  to  do,  lest  I  should 
have  an  inclination  to  dispose  of  it  &  purchase 
another  more  advantageous. 

I  will  purchase  for  him  as  soon  as  it  is  in  my  power, 
a  plantation  sufficient  to  work  six  or  eight  hands, 
with  a  convenient  dwelling  house  thereon,  there  are 
two  in  Cherry  Point  which  I  expect  will  be  for  Sale 
soon,  it  is  probable  it  may  be  one  of  these.  Catesby 
is  very  industrious,  and  if  he  should  succeed,  with 
what  I  can  do  for  him  and  the  £2000  you  engage  to 
give  your  daughter,  I  doubt  not  but  he  will  soon 
make  a  genteel  fortune. 

I  am  Dr.  Sr.  with  great  regard, 

Yr.  Obedt.  Servt. 


March     *     *     1778" 

Letter  from  the  Same  Gentleman  to  Councillor 
Carter  of  "  Nomony  Hall,"  Lancaster  Co.,  Va., 
WHOSE  Daughter  Married  (28)  Thos.  Jones. 

"Sir  — 

My  son  Thomas  informs  me  that  he 


258  Appendix. 

has  been  so  happy  as  to  gain  the  Affections  of  your 
daughter  Miss  Fanny,  to  whom  he  expects  soon  to 
be  married  ;  it  gives  his  Mother  and  myself  great 
pleasure  that  he  has  made  so  prudent  a  choice  ;  we 
can  not  have  the  least  objection  to  a  young  Lady  of 
Miss  Fanny's  general  amiable  good  Character, 
brought  up  under  the  immediate  inspection  of  so 
genteel  and  worthy  Parents  as  Mr.  Carter  and  his 
Lady  are.  You  may  depend  Sr:  that  Mrs.  Jones 
and  myself  will  do  every  thing  in  our  power  towards 
their  living  in  ease  and  affluence,  and  promoting 
their  happiness  ;  to  accomplish  which  good  end,  we 
doubt  not  but  you  and  Mrs.  Carter  will  most  cheer- 
fully contribute.  Our  respectful  Compliments  at- 
tend yourself  &  your  Lady,  and  the  rest  of  your 
Family  — 

I  am   Sr.    with   very  great    respect ;  Yr.   Obdt. 

I  intend  to  make  my  son  a  Thos.  Jones 
deed  &  give  him  immediate       December  4th  1781 
possession  of  the  Plantation 

whereon  I  live  containing  about  ']oo  Acres  of  Land, 
to  leave  the  Furniture  in  the  house  except  a  very 
few  Articles,  the  Stocks  that  are  upon  the  plantation 

II  or  12  working  Slaves,  which  is  all  I  can  do  at 
present,  having  lost  a  good  many  Slaves  that  went 
to  the  Enemy,  at  my  death  I  shall  at  least  give  him 
an  equal  proportion  with  my  other  Children  with 
these    conditions,    that    if    the    Land    in     Hanover 

Appendix.  259 

County  devised  to  my  wife  by  her  late  brother  Mr. 
Meriwether  Skehon  should  be  given  to  him,  which  I 
am  pretty  certain  will  be  the  case  if  he  chuses  it, 
then  the  Land  in  Northumb*^  to  revert  to  me.  As  it 
will  be  a  satisfaction  to  me  &  no  doubt  to  the 
young  people,  you  will  oblige  me  by  letting  me 
know  what  provision  you  propose  to  make  for  your 
daughter — " 

In  this  connection  we  give  Col.  Carter's  reply  to 
the  above: 

"Col  Tho^  Jones  — 

"  Sir  —  Your  letter  of  yesterday 
is  now  before  me  —  Your  son  Mr.  Tho^  Jones  intends 
to  return  today  to  your  house  in  Northum''  County 
—  I  myself  shall  sett  out  to  visit  a  neighbor  by  a 
former  appointment  —  for  these  Reasons  I  cannot 
write  a  full  answer  to  your  letter  mentioned  above  — 
I  can  only  inform  you  that  I  propose  to  give  an  ab- 
solute Estate  immediately  of  those  things  which  I 
shall  hereafter  mention,  to  my  daughter  Frances 
Carter —  Namely  five  hundred  Acres  of  forrest  Land 
in  Westm''  County — eight  or  ten  negroes  old  & 
young,  in  families  —  and  some  live  stock  Myself 
and  family  present  their  Compliments  to  you  &  Mr® 
Jones  &  the 

Relations  of  your  family —  I  am 

Sir  —  your  very  Hum  Servt 

RoBT  Carter  " 

26o  Appendix. 

Letter  from  the  Wife  of  (13)  Thos/  Jones,  who 
WAS   Sally    Skelton,    to   her   Son  (28)  Thos.^ 


"Spring  Garden 

Dear  Tom  — 

I  am  sorry  you  have  defer'd  coming  over 
till  the  fall,  as  the  Creditors  of  the  Estate  are  con- 
tinually plagueing  me  and  inquiring  if  there  is  no 
provision  made  to  pay  them,  and  I  am  illy  able  to 
bear  their  duns,  as  I  was  taken  the  other  day  with  a 
miliary  fever,  and  am  very  unwell  at  present.  I  will 
be  glad  if  you  will  look  over  the  last  acts  of  Assem- 
bly as  I  have  been  informed  since  I  saw  you  that 
Lands  cou'd  not  be  taken  to  pay  British  debts,  if  so 
you  and  myself  might  have  come  to  a  positive  agree- 
ment with  regard  to  this  place.  If  you  come  upon 
my  terms  I  had  as  li've  make  you  a  deed  for  this 
place  now  as  at  any  time,  for  me  to  have  my  life  in 
it,  and  that  there  should  be  a  proper  provision 
made  for  such  of  my  children  as  are  unprovided 

My.  love  to  you,  Fanny,  and  your  Children;  also  to 
Catesby,  his  wife  and  family.     And  believe  me   to 

be  Dear  Tom 

Your  affectionate  Mother 

Sally  Jones 

July  6th,  1786." 

Appendix.  261 

Part  of  a  Letter  from  (28)  Thos.  Jones  to  his 
Brother  {^f)  Bathurst  Jones. 

"  Aug.t  loth,  1792 
Dear  Brother 

I  am  just  setting  out  with  my  Family  on  a 
trip  up  the  Bay,  partly  on  Business,  but  chiefly  on 
account  of  my  Health.  Our  Brothers  Jekyll  &  Skel- 
ton  are  to  be  of  the  party  and  we  wish  you  could 
make  another.  We  will  I  believe  go  on  Board  to- 
morrow—  and  if  nothing  happens  shall  return  in 
about  four  Weeks.  We  call  on  my  Brother  Catesby 
in  the  Time."     *     *     * 

The  Following   Memoir  of  (229)  Thos.^  Henry 
Jones  was  Taken  from  the  Minutes  of  the  Vir- 
ginia Conference  of  the  M.  E.  Church,  South, 
Adopted  at  Alexandria,  Nov.,  i860: 
"Thomas   H.  Jones  was  born  and  brought  up  in 
Gloucester  county,   Va.     At   an   early   age   he   pro- 
fessed conversion  and  united  with  the  M.  E.  Church. 
Conceiving  it  to  be  his  duty  to  preach,  but  deeming 
his  education  inadequate  for  such  a  position,  he  went 
to  Randolph    Macon  College,  and   applying  himself 
diligently  to  his  studies,  graduated  with  credit  at  that 
institution.     While  at  college,  he  won  the  universal 
esteem  of  the  faculty  and  students  by  his  consistent 
walk  and  godly  life.      His  influence  there  in  favor  of 
religion,  as  all  who  knew  him  at  that  time  will  testify, 
was  marked  and  extensive. 

262  Appendix. 

Probably  few  young  men  have  ever  passed  through 
a  college  course  with  such  a  record  of  piety,  unblem- 
ished by  a  stain,  as  that  which  distinguished  our  be- 
loved brother  Jones. 

In  1841  he  was  received  on  trial  in  the  Virginia  Con- 
ference. Two  years  thereafter  he  was  ordained 
deacon  and  in  1845  ordained  an  elder.  From  the 
time  he  was  received  on  trial,  to  the  day  of  his  death, 
he  was  an  earnest  and  successful  preacher  and  faith- 
ful pastor  to  the  full  measure  of  his  ability.  He  had, 
as  many  of  the  members  of  this  Conference  know 
peculiar  and  severe  trials,  but  amid  them  all,  he  bore 
himself  as  a  Christian  minister,  having  the  confidence 
and  esteem  of  preachers  and  people.  He  died  of 
typhoid  fever,  September  12,  i860  at  the  residence 
of  B.  H.  Jones,  Esq.,  near  Scottsville,  Albemarle 
county,  Va.  His  illness  was  severe,  but  through  all 
the  duration  of  those  painful  days  and  nights,  he  was 
patient  and  resigned.  He  seemed,  nearly  all  the 
time,  to  be  engaged  in  devotional  exercises.  As  he 
approached  the  hour  of  death,  his  faith  was  unshaken, 
and  his  pure  and  peaceful  spirit  calmly  awaited  the 
call  to  the  skies.  His  family,  who  resided  in  the 
city  of  Richmond,  reached  his  bedside  a  few  days 
before  he  died.  He  called  them  around  him, 
blessed  them  in  the  name  of  God,  enjoined  them  to 
meet  him  in  Heaven,  and  with  a  tenderness  and 
pathos  that  touched  every  heart,  urged  his  little  ones 
to  love  and  serve  the  God  of  their  father.  Just  a 
few  minutes  before  his  death,  he  exclaimed,  '  Now 










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Appendix.  '263 

Lord  let  thy  servant  depart  in  peace,  for  mine  eyes 
have  seen  thy  salvation.'  Among  his  last  words,  he 
repeated  the  entire  hymn,  '  Come  on  my  partners  in 
distress.'  In  great  triumph  he  passed  to  his  reward 
on  hio^h. 

Copied  from  the  Conference  Minutes. 

Paul  Whitehead,  Secretary" 

Extracts  from  a  Sketch  of  (172)  Catesby  ap  Roger 
Jones,  Prepared  by  Capt.  Robert  D.  Minor,  at 
ONE  Time  of  the  U.  S.  Navy,  Afterwards  of  the 
Confederate  States  Navy: 

"  He  was  born  in  Clarke  county,  Virginia,  in  the 
valley  of  the  Shenandoah  at  the  foot  of  the  Blue  Ridge. 
His  father  was  Genl.  Roger  Jones,  for  many  years 
Adjt.  Genl.  of  the  U.  S.  Army,  and  he  was  named 
after  his  uncle  Commodore  Catesby  Jones  of  the  U. 
S.  Navy.  On  his  mother's  side  he  is  closely  connected 
with  the  Paees  and  Lees  of  Va. 

Educated  with  a  view  of  entering  the  Navy  he  re- 
ceived an  appointment  as  midshipman  at  an  earlier  age 
than  usual  in  order  to  serve  under  his  uncle,  then  in 
command  of  the  Exploring  Expedition.  His  services 
as  a  midshipman  were  continuous,  and  when  examined 
for  promotion  he  took  a  very  high  stand  in  a  class 
remarkable  for  talent  and  professional  skill.  His  du- 
ties while  in  the  U.  S.  Navy  were  unusually  active 
and  varied.  He  served  through  the  war  with  Mexico, 
at  first  in  the  Gulf  and  then  on  the  West  coast,  and 

264  Appendix. 

was  at  one  time  attached  to  the  naval  batteries  in  the 
siege  of  Vera  Cruz.     He  was  the  first  officer  of  the 
U.  S.  Navy  who  had  circumnavigated  the  world  three 
times.     He  served  in  the   U.  S.   Coast  Survey  with 
Maury,  and  at  the  Naval  Observatory.     Recognizing 
the  vital  importance  of  Ordnance,  he  paid  especial  at- 
tention to  it  in  all  its  branches,  and  while  studying  it 
he  was  three  years  with  Dahlgren,  and  assisting  him 
in  constructing  his  experiments  which  resulted  in  the 
introduction  of  the  Dahlgren  gun,  which  completely 
revolutionized  the    *    *    '^    of  the  navy.     The  U.  S. 
steam    frigate    "  Merrimac "     subsequently   so    well 
known  in  the  Confederacy  as  the  iron-clad   Virginia 
was  the  first  ship  equipped  with  these  heavy  guns, 
and  at  the  particular  request  of  Dahlgren  Lieut.  Jones 
was  ordered  to  her  as  ordnance  officer,  being  at  that 
time  the  only  one  in  the  navy  besides  the  inventor 
familiar  with  the  working  of  these  new  guns  on  their 
novel  carriages.     At  the  expiration  of  the  cruise  of 
the   Merrimac,  he  was  selected  by  Dahlgren   as  his 
executive  officer  of  the  ordnance  ship  Plymouth,  on 
board  of  which,  for  the  first  time,  in  any    navy,  was 
mounted  an  eleven-inch  gun,  an   experiment  which 
proved  eminently  successful.     A   regulation  of  the 
navy  department  in  regard  to  this  ship  was  that  the 
officers  should  be    changed    each   year,  but    Lieut. 
Jones  was  continued    as  her   executive  officer  until 
near  the  end  of  the  cruise,  when  he  was  directed  to 
return  immediately  to  Washington,  and  ordered  as 
ordnance  officer  of  the   Paraguay   expedition.     He 

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(4)  Col.  Thos.  Jones. 

Appendix.  265 

was  the  only  officer  recalled  from  a  foreign  station  to 
serve  in  this  squadron.  Jones  like  a  true  Virginian 
felt  a  pride  in  his  State,  and  believed  that  his  allegi- 
ance was  due  first  to  her,  and  also  believed  in  the 
right  of  secession.  When  Virginia  seceded  he 
chanced  to  be  in  Richmond  on  that  eventful  day,  and 
altho'  attached  to  the  Union  and  devoted  to  his  pro- 
fession, he  immediately  resigned  his  commission  in 
the  navy  of  the  U.  S.  He  and  Capt.  Pegram,  who 
had  also  resigned  at  the  same  time,  were  appointed 
captains  in  the  Va.  navy  by  Gov.  Letcher  and  ordered 
to  Norfolk.  Capt.  Jones  under  Capt.  Pegram  organ- 
ized an  expedition  and  seized  the  naval  powder  maga- 
zine, in  which  he  was  assisted  by  Lieuts.  Sinclair  and 
Harrison,  from  under  the  guns  of  the  frigate  Cumber- 
land and  other  men-of-war.  To  divert  attention  he 
directed  a  sham  attack  to  be  made  on  the  navy  yard. 
The  battle  of  Manassa  was  fought  with  this  pow- 
der, and  in  fact  there  was  little  other  for  months  af- 
terwards in  the  Confederate  States.  Returnino-  to 
Norfolk,  after  taking  the  powder  to  Richmond,  he 
found  that  the  Federal  ships  had  sailed  leaving  the 
navy  yard  in  flames.  Pie  was  appointed  ^  *  •*«■ 
and  chief  of  staff  to  the  commanding  officer,  and  as- 
sisted energetically  in  placing  the  harbor  in  a  state 
of  defense  until  early  in  May  when  he  was  ordered 
to  the  defense  of  James  river.  He  erected  and  com- 
manded the  batteries  at  Jamestown  Island,  keeping 
them  by  the  closest  attention  in  an  admirable  state 
of  efficiency  and  discipline,  for  which  he  was  highly 

266  Appendix. 

complimented  by  Generals  Lee  and  Magruder.  The 
volunteer  soldiers,  many  of  whom  were  of  the  best 
families  in  the  State,  gentlemen  of  education  and  re- 
finement, were  at  first  restless  under  the  trammels  of 
this  strict  discipline,  but  soon  learned  to  appreciate 
it  and  their  commander.  He  was  in  great  request  at 
this  time,  the  Governor  of  Tennessee  having  ten- 
dered him  a  high  command  in  that  State,  which  the 
Governor  of  Virginia  was  unwilling  he  should  accept, 
as  Gen'l  Lee  represented  that  his  services  could  not 
be  dispensed  with  in  Virginia  at  so  critical  a  period. 
Disappointed  at  obtaining  the  facilities  for  erecting 
these  batteries  —  which  had  been  promised  him,  he 
took  the  responsibility  of  carrying  on  the  work  with- 
out the  aid  of  the  government,  and  appealed  to  the 
people  of  the  neighborhood  who  promptly  responded 
by  sending  negroes,  materials  and  provisions,  and  so 
energetically  was  the  work  pushed  that  guns  were 
actually  mounted  and  fired  before  a  single  soldier 
was  on  the  island;  Jones  himself  loading  and  firing 
the  first  gun  with  his  own  hands.  While  in  com- 
mand at  Jamestown  Island,  in  conjunction  with  Lieu- 
tenants Brooke  and  Minor,  he  experimented  upon 
targets  representing  the  section  of  a  ship,  to  test  the 
angle  of  inclination,  thickness  of  iron,  and  disposition 
of  different  kinds  of  wood  required  to  resist  the  pene- 
tration by  shot  of  heavy  weight  with  a  view  to  the  con- 
struction of  the  armor  of  the  iron-clad  steamer  Vir- 
ginia, then  preparing  for  service  at  Norfolk.  Railroad 
iron  and  rolled  iron  plates  were  each  experimented 

Appendix.  267 

upon  with  heavy  guns,  and  the  experience  thus  gained, 
the  thickness  of  iron  and  angle  of  incHnation  adopted 
in  constructing  the   Virginia.     In  November,  '61,  he 
was   ordered  to   the   Merrimac  or    Virginia,   as  she 
was  afterward  called,  as  the  executive  and  ordnance 
officer,  and  directed  to  select  her  battery,  superintend 
its  equipment,  and  was  made  responsible  for  its  effi- 
ciency. Jones  was  the  first  officer  ordered  to  the  ship. 
The  Secretary  of  the   Navy  in  his  office  handed 
him  the   Navy  Register  with  a  request  to  select  offi- 
cers for  the  vessel,  and  those  then  designated  by  him 
were  ordered  to  her.     Steps  were  promptly  taken  to 
obtain  a  crew,  an  order  having  been  issued  by  the 
War    Department   permitting  soldiers  to   volunteer 
for  the  ship,  and   Jones  sent  officers  to  the  various 
camps  to  obtain  them,  in  which  great  difficulties  were 
encountered,  the  colonels  and  captains  being  exceed- 
ingly loath   to  give  up  good  men  —  some  positively 
refused  to  do  so,  and  were  court-martialed.     After 
great  exertions  a  crew  was  obtained,  most  of  them 
being  landsmen.   Some  of  the  "so-called"  volunteers 
had  bad  characters  from  their  commanding  officers, 
who  could  not  manage  them,  and   were   brought  on 
board  in  double  irons.     Jones  immediately  had  their 
irons  struck  off,  and   informed   them  that   he  would 
have  no  forced  volunteers  on  board,  and  that  if  they 
wished  to  remain  they  could  do  so  and  start  fair  with 
the  other  men,  and  make  a  character  for  themselves. 
This  course  proved  eminently  judicious,  as  some  of 
them  were  the  best  men  on  board,  and  after  serving 

268  Appendix. 

on  board    the    Virginia   followed   Jones  to    another 

The  batteries  selected  consisted  of  &c.  *  *  * 
The  prow  was  of  cast  Iron  bolted  to  the  stem  and 
projecting  several  feet  from  it.  Jones  condemned  the 
material  of  which  it  was  made  and  the  mode  of  fast- 
ening and  predicted  that  it  would  be  lost  on  the 
first  collision.  His  strenuous  and  repeated  efforts  to 
have  it  changed  were  unavailing.    It  will  be  seen  that 

his  prediction  was  unfortunately  verified. 

Capt.  Franklin  Buchanan  had  been  ordered  as 
flag  officer  though  he  remained  in  charge  of  his 
bureau  till  late  In  February,  leaving  Jones,  whose 
rank  was  only  that  of  Lieutenant,  to  fit  out  and  equip 
the  ship.  In  order  that  he  might  not  be  interfered 
with  in  this  duty  no  commander  was  ordered  to  the 

Flag  Officer  Buchanan  made  a  rigid  inspection  of 
the  ship  immediately  after  joining  her,  and  found  her 
in  admirable  condition,  and  expressed  himself  very 
highly  gratified. 

The  engines  had  been  thoroughly  overhauled,  and 
improved  in  some  particulars,  but  still  were  not  trust- 

It  had  been  determined  to  make  the  attack  by 
night  on  the  frigates  Cumberland  and  Congress  lying 
at  anchor  off  Newport  News.  All  preparations  were 
made  for  doing  so,  the  ship's  sides  being  heavily 
slushed  under  the  belief  that  it  would  tend  to  aid  in 

Appendix.  269 

glancing  off  the  projectiles  that  might  strike  her. 
But  the  pilots,  of  whom  there  were  five  on  board,  an- 
nounced, only  a  few  hours  before  the  hour  fixed  upon 
for  her  departure,  their  objection  to  take  the  ship  out 
at  night,  after  having  previously  consented  and  made 
their  arrangements  to  do  so.  This  was  on  Thursday 
night  and  the  ship  did  not  leave  the  navy  yard  until 
Saturday  morning  about  1 1  o'clock. 

What  estimate  the  officers  of  the  Merrimac  had  of 
Jones  may  be  inferred  from  their  having  asked  after 
the  fio^ht  that  he  mig-ht  be  retained  in  command  until 
Buchanan  recovered  from  his  wounds.  Another 
severe  test  proving  his  intelligence  and  efficiency  was 
that  not  a  single  improvement  in  the  working  or 
efficiency  of  the  battery  could  be  suggested  after  the 
two  days'  fight,  by  any  of  the  officers,  captains  of 
guns,  or  quarter  gunners,  though  each  one  was  sep- 
arately asked  if  he  could  suggest  any  improvement." 

The   following   letter   from  the   Secretary   of  the 

Confederate  States  Navy  to  (172)  CatesbyapR.  Jones 

explains  itself : 

"  Richmond,  Sept.  i6th,  1864. 

C.  ap  R.  Jones,  C.  S.  N. 

Chf.  of  Ordnance  Works, 

Selma,  Ala. 
Sir ; 

Your  letter  of  the  5  Inst,  has  been  received. 
The  services  which  you  are  rendering  at    Selma  are 

2  JO  Appendix. 

regarded  by  this  Department  as  more  important  to 
the  Country  than  any  which  you  could  otherwise  per- 
form in  the  Navy,  and  not  less  valuable  to  its  best  in- 
terests than  those  which  are  being  rendered  by  any 
other  Naval  officer. 

You  can  be  placed  in  the  Provisional  Navy  at  any 
time,  and  you  were  not  so  placed  under  the  Presi- 
dent's views  of  its  organization,  only  because  your 
services  in  your  present  sphere  of  duty  were  regarded 
by  me  as  indispensable ;  and  were  you  now  withdrawn 
from  it,  I  would  find  it  extremely  difficult  to  supply 
your  place.  I  trust  that  the  efficient  discharge  of  the 
important  duties  devolved  upon  you,  and  which  nec- 
essarily preclude  you  from  Sea  service,  will  not  be 
found  to  decrease  your  right  to,  and  your  chances  of, 
advancement  in  a  profession  in  which  you  are  re- 
garded as  in  all  respects,  a  most  efficient  officer. 

Very  Respty 

Yr  Ob  Servt. 
S.  R.  Mallory 

Sec  Navyy 

The  following  extract  is  taken  from  a  letter 
headed,  "  Ordnance  Office,  War  Department,  Wash- 
ington, D.  C.  Jany  28,  1884,"  and  was  written  by  S. 
V.  Benet,  Brig.-Gen.,  Chief  of  Ordnance,  in  refer- 
ence to  the  ordnance  books  kept  by  (172)  Catesby 
ap  R.  Jones  while  in  charge  of  the  Ordnance  works 
at  Selma: 

"  These  documents  have  been  examined  carefully 

Appendix.  271 

by  the  Board.  They  are  very  interesting  and  evince 
great  care  and  abiHty  in  their  preparation.  The  cor- 
respondence between  officers  of  such  scientific  re- 
nown as  Rains,  Catesby  ap  R.  Jones,  Garesche, 
Brook,  and  Cuyler  is  of  particular  interest  not  only 
to  the  military  man  but  to  the  general  reader  as  il- 
lustrative of  the  faithful  and  intelligent  work  of  able 
men  under  adverse  circumstances."     ^     *     * 

The  Following  is  a  Certificate  of  Service  ren- 
dered THE  Allied  Republics  (172)  by  Catesby 
AP  R.  Jones: 

"The  undersigned  Chief  Clerk  of  the  Department 
of  Foreign  Affairs  of  Peru,  and  Ex-secretary  of  the 
late  Confidential  Mission  of  the  Peruvian  Govern- 
ment to  the  United  States  of  America,  Certifies: 

ist.  That  Captain  Catesby  ap  R.  Jones  left  the 
City  of  New  York  on  the  20th  of  January,  1866,  for 
the  South  Pacific,  via  Panama,  under  a  contract  with 
Sr.  Benjamin  Vicunia  Mackena  to  enter  the  service 
of  the  Chilian  Government:  that  he  left  together 
with  Sr,  Mariano  Alvarez  and  the  undersigned,  and 
all  three  arrived  at  Callao  on  the  9th  of  February, 
and  immediately  proceeded  to  see  President  Prado 
and  Sr.  Jose  Galvez,  Secy  of  War  and  the  Navy. 

2nd.  That  in  said  first  conference,  and  also  in 
many  other  conferences  held  by  Capt.  Jones  with  Sr. 
Galvez  in  which  Sr.  Alvarez  was  present,  and  also 
the  undersigned  acting  as  Interpreter,  it  was  resolved 
by  the  Supreme  Chief  that  Capt.  Jones  should  stay 

272  Appendix. 

in  Peru  as  his  services  would  be  more  useful  here 
than  in  Chili. 

3d.  That  in  consequence,  Capt.  Jones  did  remain 
in  Lima  until  the  28th  of  Feb'y,  being  during  that 
time  consulted  by  the  Secretary  of  War  on  several 
matters  of  public  interest  in  relation  to  the  defenses 
of  the  Republic,  and  especially  in  connection  with 
the  batteries  of  Callao,  which  he  examined,  accompa- 
nied by  the  Secretary,  the  Engineer  Sr.  Malinowski, 
and  the  undersigned,  and  on  which  he  presented  a 
Report.  The  triumph  of  the  2nd  of  May  is  greatly 
due  to  the  advice  given  by  Capt.  Jones,  and  to  his 
ideas  expressed  to  the  Engineer  of  the  batteries  and 
to  the  Secretary  of  War. 

4th.  That  the  Government  thought  of  employing 
Capt.  Jones  in  different  ways,  for  example;  in  estab- 
lishing a  cannon  foundry  in  Peru,  which  idea  was 
given  up;  in  commanding  the  Squadron  of  Peru,  or 
a  vessel  like  the  "  Dunderburg,"  which  ideas  were 
not  accepted  by  Capt.  Jones,  so  as  not  to  affect  the 
susceptibility  of  the  native  officers;  and  finally  it  was 
decided  that  Capt.  Jones  could  best  serve  Peru  in 
the  United  States,  advising  and  helping  the  Agents 
of  Peru  there  in  all  War  measures  that  the  Peruvian 
Government  should  think  fit  to  adopt.  In  conse- 
quence of  this  resolution,  Capt.  Jones  left  Callao  for 
the  U.  S.  on  the  steamer  of  the  28th  February, 
1866.  Sr.  •  Alvarez,  as  confidential  agent,  and  the 
undersigned  as  Secretary  left  also  for  New  York  on 
next  steamer  of  14th  March. 

Appendix.  273 

5th.  That  all  arrangements  and  the  contract  with 
Capt.  Jones  were  verbal  but  perfectly  well  under- 
stood on  both  sides,  both  by  Capt.  Jones  on  one 
side  and  by  Secretary  Galvez  and  Sr.  Alvarez 
on  the  other. —  Now  that  Sr.  Galvez  is  unfortu- 
nately dead,  the  undersigned  considers  himself 
in  duty  bound  to  solemnly  declare,  as  he  most 
willingly  does  it  hereby  at  the  request  and  for  the 
benefit  of  Capt.  Jones;  —  that  it  was  fully  understood 
and  agreed  by  the  Government  of  Peru  represented 
by  the  Secretary  of  War,  Sr.  Galvez,  that  Capt. 
Jones  while  in  the  Peruvian  service  should  receive 
as  his  pay  (4000)  four  thousand  Soles  per  annum, 
and  besides  a  per  diem  of  (5)  five  Soles  for  his  per- 
sonal daily  expenses.  In  consequence  when  Capt. 
Jones  left  Peru  on  28th  February,  he  received  1000 
Soles  for  three  months  pay  in  advance  (as  is  proved 
in  a  separate  document)  and  Mr.  Alvarez  received  the 
order  to  give  him  the  per  diem.  Afterwards  on  i8th 
July,  Messrs.  Barril  Bros,  of  N.  York  paid  Mr.  Alva- 
rez for  Capt.  Jones  (1910)  one  thousand  nine  hun- 
dred and  ten  Soles  for  the  pay  of  Capt.  Jones  for  the 
quarter  from  May  nth  to  Aug.  nth  inclusive  the 
per  diem  for  the  six  months  from  Feb.  nth  to 
Aug.  nth. 

6th.  The  undersigned  finally  certifies  and  declares, 
as  an  act  of  justice  to  Captain  Catesby  ap  R.  Jones, 
that  from  the  moment  he  left  N.  York  in  January 
1866,  to  the  present  moment,  he  has  been  entirely 
and  professionally  devoted  to  the  service  of  Peru  and 

2  74  Appendix. 

Chili,  and  exclusively  engaged  in  the  cause  of  the 
Allied  Republics,  being  of  inestimable  service  to 
Messrs.  Alvarez,  Barreda,  Vicuna  Mackenna,  and 
Erraxuris,  winning  by  his  immense  acquirements  and 
dignified  manners  the  admiration  and  friendship  of 
all  South  Americans. 

Lima,  February  12th,  1867. 

J.  Frederico  Elmore." 

The  Following  ls  a  Copy  of  a  Letter  Written  by 
Gen'l  Lee  recommending  (193)  C.  Lucian  Jones 
for  Promotion  in  the  Confederate  States  Navy: 

"This  application  is  respectfully  submitted  to  the 
Hon.  Secretary  of  the  Navy — Mr.  Jones  is  the  son 
of  Gen'l  Roger  Jones  formerly  Adj't  Gen'l  of  the 
Army  of  the  United  States.  At  the  commencement 
of  the  war  he  came  to  Virginia,  and  has  been  ever 
since  in  the  Confederate  service  as  he  relates.  He 
is  a  young  gentleman  of  unexceptionable  character, 
zealous,  attentive,  and  conscientious,  in  the  discharge 
of  his  duties.  When  in  command  of  the  Depart,  of 
South  Carolina,  Georgia,  &c.,  I  had  the  opportunity 
of  witnessing  his  attention  to  duty,  and  of  knowing 
the  estimation  in  which  he  was  held  by  the  Naval 
Of^cers  on  that  Station. 

He  is  a  brother  of  Commander  Catesby  Jones, 
whose  ability  and  services  are  known  to  you. 

R.  E.   Lee, 


Appe7idix.  275 

The  Following  Memoir  of  the  Life  and  Services 
OF  (231)  J.  Lucius^  Davis,  Jr.,  was  Taken  from 
the  Archives  of  the  Virginia  Military  Insti- 

"In  memoriam  of  J.  Lucius  Davis,  Jr.,  of  Henrico 
County,  Va.      loth  Va.  Cal. 

The  brave  young  soldier  whose  name  stands  at  the 
head  of  this  Sketch  was  born  in  1842.  His  father, 
Col.  J.  Lucius  Davis,  a  graduate  of  West  Point  and 
well  known  as  a  military  man  in  Richmond,  was 
living  at  the  beginning  of  the  war  on  his  farm  not  far 
from  that  city.  Here  he  had  given  his  sons,  of 
whom  Lucius  was  the  eldest,  such  thorough  training 
in  all  manly  accomplishments  as  fitted  them  espe- 
cially for  military  service.  Their  boldness  and  skill 
in  horsemanship  being  proverbial.  Lucius  in  addi- 
tion to  his  accomplishments  in  this  direction  showed 
a  decided  literary  talent  at  an  early  age.  His 
father's  taste  leading  him  to  the  study  of  the 
Oriental  languages,  Lucius  was  early  placed  under 
the  instruction  of  Rev.  Dr.  Michelbacher,  a  well 
known  rabbi  in  Richmond,  and  made  such  rapid 
progress  in  Hebrew  that  when  about  twelve  years 
old  he  was  able  to  read  the  Old  Testament  fluently 
as  well  as  to  write  in  Hebrew  with  great  facility. 
Being  at  the  University  at  the  beginning  of  the  war 
he  joined  the  University  Rifles  as  a  private  and 
served  with  this  company  five  or  six  months.  He 
then  entered  in  one  of  the  companies  of  his  father's 

2  76  Appendix. 

regiment,  the  loth  Virginia  Cavalry,  and  in  a  short 
time  was  promoted  to  the  lieutenancy  and  performed 
his  duties  faithfully  and  creditably  throughout  the 
arduous  campaign  of  1862.  A  lull  then  taking  place 
in  military  operations  he  resigned  his  commission 
and  entered  the  Virginia  Military  Institute.  Here 
he  remained  until  he  heard  of  his  father's  capture  in 
the  last  Maryland  Campaign,  when  he  rejoined  his 
company  and  served  in  its  ranks  as  a  private  until 
the  day  of  his  death. 

On  Friday,  the  24th  of  June,  1864,  in  a  cavalry 
fight  near  Samaria  Church,  Charles  City  County, 
Va.,  the  loth  Regiment  was  ordered  to  charge  a  well 
entrenched  force  of  the  enemy.  As  the  regiment 
swept  across  the  field  young  Davis  shouted  to  his 
company,  '  Look  out  boys,  I  will  be  the  first  in  the 
enemy's  works.'  And  so  he  was.  Just  as  he  was 
passing  over  the  parapet  he  received,  full  in  his  face, 
the  charge  fired  from  the  gun  of  one  of  the  foe  stoop- 
ing behind  the  works,  and  fell  dead.  Inspired  by  his 
brave  example  his  comrades  rushed  on,  stormed  the 
works,  avenged  his  death,  and  gained  a  victory  for 
the  cause  that  had  brought  about  the  death  of  one  of 
their  bravest  boys.  His  remains,  together  with  those 
of  a  cousin  killed  at  the  same  time,  were  buried  in 
the  cemetery  of  Immanuel  Church  near  his  old  home 
in  Henrico. 

Lucius  Davis  was  in  private  life  genial  and  pleas- 
ant, yet  exceedingly  modest  and  diffident.  On  the 
field  of  battle  he  was  as  brave  as  a  lion,  quiet  in  dan- 

Appejidix.  277 

ger,  undaunted  by  death.  A  true  and  devoted  Chris- 
tian he  rejoined  his  brother,  Llewellen,  who  like  him- 
self had  fallen  a  sacrifice  to  patriotic  devotion.  Both 
of  them  were  privates  in  the  loth  Cavalry,  and  first 
and  second  sons  of  an  earnest  defender  of  the  lost 
cause,  who  himself  has  passed  away  from  earth." 

From  an  Official  Copy  of  the  Will  of  (31)  Law- 
rence Bathurst: 

"  In  the  name  of  God  amen,  1  Lawrence  Bathurst 
of  Essex  County,  Virginia  being  sick  &  weak  but  of 
sound  mind  &  Memory  doe  make  and  ordaine  this 
my  last  Will  and  Testament  in  Manner  and  forme 
following. — 

And  first  I  bequeath  my  soul  into  the  hands  of  God 
that  gave  it  hoping  through  the  Merritts  of  my 
blessed  Savior  Christ  Jesus  to  obtain  remission  of 
my  sins,  and  my  body  to  the  earth  from  whence  it 
was  taken,  to  be  decently  Interred  at  the  discretion 
of  my  Executors  hereafter  named —  Item  I  give 
unto  my  Cos:  Mary  Meriwether  my  own  Riding 
Horse —  Item  I  give  and  bequeath  unto  my  three 
Brothers  in  law  William  Tomlin  Francis  Meriwether 
and  Drury  Stith  all  the  rest  of  my  estate  to  be 
equally  divided  betwixt  them,  either  in  Virginia  or 
else  where,  and  lastly  I  doe  Constitute  and  appoint 
two  of  my  Brothers  in  law  aforesaid  William  Tomlin 
and  Francis  Meriwether  my  Ex-trs  to  this  my  last 
will  and  Testament,  as  Witness  my  hand  and   Seal 

278  Appendix. 

this  twenty  nineth  day  of  December  Seventeen  Hun- 
dred and  four.  Signed  Sealed  and  Published  in  the 
presence  of  us. —  Those  words  interlined  before  as- 

Lawrence  Bathurst.     [Seal] 

William  W  Grinell      ^^^^^^  ^y  ^^^  ^^^^^  ^^  ^"^• 
mark  Grinell  &   William  Danger- 

Will.  Dangerfield        field  In  Essex  County  Court 

Ye  I  ith  day  of  Febry:   1705  and 
Teste     Richard  Buckner  CI  Curt 
A  Copy  Teste     James  Roy  Micou  Clk 

E.  Cty.  Ct.  Va. 

March  24th  1881" 

The  will  of  which  the  greater  part  is  here  copied 
is  recorded  in  Richmond  County  Clerk's  Office,  Va., 
and  was  admitted  to  probate  there  Dec.  3d,  1793: 

"  In  the  name  of  God  amen.  I  William  Fauntle- 
roy  of  Naylors  hole  in  the  county  of  Richmond  being 
in  my  perfect  senses  and  calling  to  mind  the  uncer- 
tainty of  this  life  do  make  this  my  last  Will  and  Tes- 
tament in  Manner  following. —  My  Soul  I  cheerfully 
resign  to  God  who  gave  it  me  in  hope  of  pardon,  and 
acceptance  through  my  blessed  redeemer  —  my  body 
to  the  Earth  to  be  interr'd  at  the  discretion  of  my  Ex- 
ecutors and  my  worldly  Estate  God  has  blessed  me 
with  I  give  and  devise  in  manner  following  — 
Imprimis     It  is  my  desire  the  following  Slaves  Tom 

Appendix.  279 

and  his  wife  Rohlana,  Rogor  and  his  wife  Nelly  have 
their  freedom. 

Item.  I  give  and  bequeath  to  my  Son  Moore 
Fauntleroy  what  I  formerly  gave  him,  also  one 
Seventh  part  of  my  Slaves  not  disposed  of  and  one 
fifth  part  of  my  personal  Estate  and  my  Servant 
Somerset  to  him  and  his  heirs  forever — I  also  grive 
him  during  his  natural  life  all  my  tract  of  land  called 
the  old  plantation  Supposed  to  be  one  thousand  acres, 
likewise  one  hundred  pounds  to  be  raised  out  of  my 
Estate  for  his  Medical  Services  to  my  white  &  black 

Item.  I  give  and  bequeath  to  my  Son  John 
Fauntleroy  what  I  formerly  gave  him  Likewise  my 
Tract  of  Land  called  the  old  plantation  (after  the 
death  of  my  Son  Moore)  to  him  &  his  heirs  forever — 
Likewise  I  give  and  bequeath  to  my  said  Son  John 
one  seventh  part  of  my  Slaves  and  one  fifth  part  of 
my  personal  Estate  to  him  &  his  heirs  forever. 

Item.  I  give  and  bequeath  to  my  Son  Griffin 
Murdock  Fauntleroy  what  I  formerly  gave  him  that 
he  has  now  in  his  possession  likewise  one  Seventh 
part  of  my  Slaves  and  one  fifth  part  of  my  personal 
Estate  and  the  land  I  bought  of  William  Ford  ad- 
joining Cat  point  warehouse  to  him  and  his  heirs 

Item  I  give  and  bequeath  to  my  Son  Joseph 
Fauntleroy  what  I  formerly  gave  him  and  one 
Seventh  part  of  my  Slaves  and  one  fifth  part  of  my 
personal  Estate  to  him  &  his  heirs  forever. 

28o  Appendix. 

Item  I  give  and  bequeath  to  my  Son  Robert  Faunt- 
leroy  my  Tract  of  Land  called  Naylors  hole  likewise 
one  fifth  part  of  my  personal  Estate — and  I  give  to 
his  Wife  the  Mulatto  Girl  Betsy  to  them  and  their 
heirs  forever^ — -likewise  it  is  my  desire  if  none  of  my 
Executors  will  receive  one  Seventh  part  of  my 
Slaves  at  the  appraisment  price  payable  in  twelve 
months  to  my  Son  Robert  on  Bond  and  good  secur- 
ity it  is  my  desire  that  Colo.  Vincent  Redman  will 
dispose  of  them  at  twelve  months  credit  taking  Bonds 
and  good  Security  payable  to  my  Son  Robert  which 
I  give  to  him  and  his  heirs  forever. 

Item  I  give  and  bequeath  to  my  Daughter  Jane 
Turner's  four  Sons  Harry,  Thomas,  Richard  & 
George — also  her  three  daughters  Elizabeth  Jenny,  & 
Polly  one  Seventh  part  of  my  Slaves  to  be  Equally 
Divided  betwixt  them,  to  them  &  their  heirs  for- 

Item  I  give  and  bequeath  to  my  Daughter  Apphia 
Carter's  Children  the  Slaves  before  given  them, 
likewise  I  give  and  bequeath  to  the  said  Children 
one  seventh  part  of  my  Slaves,  but  it  is  my  desire  that 
my  Son  in  Law  Capt.  John  C.  Carter  and  his  wife 
Apphia  may  have  a  mutual  support  with  the  Children 
from  the  annual  labour  of  the  two  gifts  of  Slaves 
which  I  give  to  the  Children  and  their  heirs  for- 

■vr  TT  vr  vr  vr  w  w 

Item  I  constitute — appoint  my  five  Sons  Moore, 
John,  Griffin,  Joseph  &  Robert  Fauntleroys  with  Colo. 

Appendix,  281 

Vincent  Redman  Executors  to  this  my  last  Will  and 


In  witness  whereof  I  have  Set  my  hand  &  Seal 

this   Seventh  day  of   October  one  thousand   Seven 

hundred  and  ninety  three. 

Richard  Bruer  William  Fauntleroy     Seal 

Thomas  Pritchett" 

This  will  was  probated  in  Richmond  County  Court 
Dec.  3d,  1793. 


(25)  Dr.  Walter  Jones  married  Alice  Flood. 

(2)  Dr.  William  Cocke,  the  secretary,  and  Eliza- 
beth Catesby  had,  besides  the  children  named,  two 
other  daughters,  Susan  and  Rachel,  both  of  whom 
married;  Rachel  possibly  married  a  Mr.  Gulliver. 

Jas.  Thos.  Garnett  and  (53)  Mary  E.  Fauntleroy 
had  the  following  children,  in  addition  to  those  named 
on  page  176:  Marion  Hite,  Eliza  Belfield,  Sarah 
Ellen,  Jas.  Thos.  and  Mary  Fannie. 

282  Appendix. 



6d.  For  (58)  Col.  Jekyll  Lucius  Davis,  read  (58) 
Col.  Jas.  Lucius  Davis. 

62.  For  (28),  read  (25)  Dr.  Walter  Jones;  and  for 
(360),  read  (361)  Elizabeth  H.  Peck. 

63.  For  (213),  read  (357)  Frederick  Jones. 

68.  For  (27),  read  (30)  Dr.  Samuel  D.  Martin. 

74.  (151)  Thos.  ap  Catesby  Jones  was  born  some 
two  years  after  (150)  Gen'l  Roger  Jones,  who  was 
born  in  1788. 

126.  P'or  (1732),  in  the  seventh  line  from  the  bot- 
tom, read   1737. 

131.  For  (301),  read  (302)  Walker  Jones;  for 
(274),  read  (275)  Alice  Jones;  and  for  (322),  read 
(323)  Geo.  Booth  Field. 

154.  For  Mary  Bathurst,  in  the  tenth  line  from  the 
bottom,  read  Mary  Meriwether. 

155.  The  comma  after  "beak"  should  be  after  the 
word  "proper." 

186.   For  (23),  read  (26)  John  Lewis. 
241.   For  (353),  read  (354)  Gen'l  Walter  Jones. 
354.   For   (353),    read  (354)    Gen'l  Walter   Jones; 
and  for  (376),  read  {i']'])  Walter  Jones. 

Jones  arms  correctly  displaying  the  serpents  around  the  boys'  necks. 

Sable,  a  fesse  or  between  three  children's  heads,  front  faced, 

couped  at  the  shoulders  proper,  crined  of  the  second,  each 

with  a  serpent  twined  around  the  neck  proper. 

Crest:  A  helmet,  a  boy's  head  as  in  the  arms. 


Howe'er  it  be,  it  seems  to  me, 

'Tis  only  noble  to  be  good. 
Kind  hearts  are  more  than  coronets. 

And  simple  faith  than  Norman  blood. 

Tennyson  {Lady  Clara  Vere  de  Vere) . 

In  this  new  or  supplementary  edition  not  one  word 
of  the  printed  context  of  the  old  book  has  been 
altered.  As  it  is,  it  represents  the  progress  of  my 
inquiries  and  the  development  of  the  work,  which  I 
think  adds  interest  to  it.  In  its  arrangement  I  have 
taken  all  kinds  of  privileges,  for  I  have  never  come 
to  regard  it  as  anything  but  a  sort  of  protracted  fam- 
ily correspondence.  The  facsimile  containing  a  de- 
scription of  the  family  arms  which  was  in  the  old 
book,  the  original  of  which,  as  I  have  explained,  was 
found  in  the  folds  of  a  letter  from  (4)  Col.  Thos. 
Jones  to  his  wife,  dated  "July  y^  22th:  1728,"  has 
been  replaced  by  a  better  and  slightly  reduced  fac- 
simile showing  the  slip  of  paper  just  as  it  appears, 
except  that  the  original  is  colored  a  deep  yellowish- 
brown  with  age.  I  have  not  attempted  to  reproduce 
the  color  of  the  old  papers,  except  to  the  extent  of 
using  brown  ink  in  printing  them.  My  aim  has  been 
to  reproduce  each  paper  exactly  as  if  it  had  been 
photographed  on  a  page  of  the  book,  and  the  full  size 

284  Supplement. 

of  the  original  has  been  preserved  except  when  it  was 
necessary  to  reduce  it  within  the  hmits  of  the  page. 
If  asked  why,  in  making  facsimiles,  I  duplicated 
matter  already  printed,  my  answer  is,  because  of  the 
genealogical  importance  of  the  papers  selected  and 
the  evidential  value  of  halftone  work.  In  other  cases, 
I  have  preferred  papers  complete  on  a  single  page 
small  enough  to  admit  of  a  facsimile  that  would  go  in 
the  book.  All  the  portraits  in  the  old  book  remain, 
except  that  I  have  substituted  a  halftone  picture  of 
myself  for  the  heliotype  that  was  in  the  old  book. 
All  the  halftone  work — the  facsimiles,  the  seals  and 
halftone  portraits — are  new  matter.  The  halftones 
have  been  scattered  at  pleasure  through  the  old  book, 
but  all  the  new  printed  matter  succeeds  this  supple- 
mentary preface,  and  was  either  originally  obtained 
by  me  direct  from  court  records  or  verified  by  a  per- 
sonal inspection  of  the  records.  Last  February  I 
visited  North  Carolina  for  this  purpose,  and  every 
record  referred  to  in  the  supplement  was  seen  by  me 
either  at  Raleigh,  Edenton,  Newbern,  or  Wilmington. 
All  the  halftones  of  seals  are  from  sketches  made  at 
the  College  of  Arms,  whither  the  papers  having  the 
seals  were  sent  for  this  purpose.  The  Walker  and 
Ap  John  arms  were  supplied  by  the  same  authority. 
The  new  matter  has  of  course  necessitated  a  new 
index  to  the  book.  The  book  should  be  ordered 
direct  from  me.  Books  offered  by  others  are  the  old 
edition.  If  a  letter  addressed  to  me  at  Louisville 
should  fail  to  reach  me,  one  addressed  to  me  at  Win- 

Supplement.  285 

Chester  will  be  forwarded  to  me,   or  receive  proper 

attention.     It  is  the  present  purpose  of  the  family  in 

Kentucky  to  deposit  its  entire  collection  of  ancient 

family  papers  with  the  Library  of  Congress,   in  the 

name  of  the  heirs  of  Thos.  ap  Thos.  Jones,  formerly 

of  Essex  County,  Virginia,  but  later  of  Clark  County, 




Dear  Cousin: 

It  is  now  twenty  years  since  this  book  was  pub- 
lished, yet  time  has  revealed  few  mistakes  in  it,  and 
these,  with  rare  exceptions,  not  important.  The  ap- 
preciative reception  accorded  the  book  by  others  not 
of  the  family  has  afforded  me  genuine  satisfaction 
and  relieved  me  of  a  sense  of  diffidence  and  misgiv- 
ing lest  it  should  have  been  looked  upon  as  an  effort 
to  exploit  my  family,  or  as  a  trivial  expenditure  of 
time.  I  may  say  in  my  own  behalf  that  the  work 
has  not  been  pursued  wholly  from  the  more  selfish 
standpoint  of  family  pride  but  largely  from  a  broader 
sense  of  historic  interest.  Our  family  may  be  re- 
garded as  a  typical  Southern  family  of  the  more 
prosperous  class,  and  its  history  as,  in  so  far,  a  history 
of  the  Southern  people;  and  it  is  from  the  intimate 
personal  details  of  family  history  alone  that  any  cor- 
rect and  adequate  perspective  of  general  history  can 
be  supplied.  I  do  not  regret,  in  the  least,  either  the 
time  or  the  money  I  have  expended  in  its  execution. 
It  has  been  prosecuted  at  odd  times  when  I  needed 
relaxation  from  other  work;  it  has  afforded  me  at 
such  times  much  agreeable  and  refreshing  entertain- 
ment  by    bringing  me  into  more  intimate  relations 

Ap  John  of  Nottinghamshire.     From  sketch  enclosed 
with  Garter's  letter,  page  292. 

Introductory  Letter.  287 

with  many  agreeable  and  worthy  people,  both  in  the 
way  of  new-found  kinspeople  and  strangers  whose 
kindly  letters  and  unselfish  efforts  to  be  of  assistance 
to  me  have  sweetened  many  moments  of  my  life 
which  might  very  well  have  been  less  pleasantly  and 
less  profitably  spent.  Many  English  gentlemen  to 
whom  I  have  addressed  letters  of  inquiry  have  been 
notably  kind  and  responsive,  and  some  of  them  have 
been  at  great  pains  to  render  me  such  assistance  as 
was  in  their  power.  Some  of  these  letters  express 
the  satisfaction  of  the  writers  in  knowing  that  their 
"American  cousins"  still  recognize  the  ties  of  blood 
that  bind  them  to  their  English  forebears.  Thus, 
in  regard  to  our  arms  we  find  them  writing:  "The 
coat  you  mention  of  3  children's  heads  &  child's  head 
Crest  is  the  well-known  coat  of  the  Vaughans  of 
Cardiganshire."  One  of  them  incloses  me  twelve 
pages  of  matter  which  he  had  "a  friend  better  versed 
in  such  things"  look  up  for  me,  which  must  have  re- 
quired several  hours  of  industrious  application  to  col- 
lect, and  closes  with  the  statement:  "Thus  the 
Captain  Roger  Jones  enquired  for  appears  to  be  a 
cadet  of  the  old  Welsh  race  given  in  this  paper — 
Virginian  and  Cavalier,  in  all  probability  of  the  Aber- 
marlais  stock, — anyway  the  family  is  clearly  of  gentle 
blood,  one  of  old  Virginian  stock.  With  compli- 
ments and  kind  wishes  to  'our  American  cousin' 
from" — &c.,  &c.  Another  letter  from  a  representa- 
tive of  the  distinguished  and  ancient  family  of  Her- 
bert begins:  "1  was  much  interested  by  your  letter 

288  Intro ducto7y  Letter, 

and  have  endeavoured  with  the  help  of  friends  better 
versed  in  ^genealogical  lore  than  I,  to  make  out  the 
correct  answers  to  the  questions  you  submit  to  me"; 
and  concludes:  "It  has  been  a  great  pleasure  to  me 
to  realize  that  among  the  old  families  of  Virginia 
which  are  descended  from  some  of  our  best  blood, 
there  is  still  preserved  an  interest  and  I  trust  friendly 
feeling  for  the  old  stock  in  the  old  country."  If  a 
cue  should  be  taken  from  such  kindly  expressed  sen- 
timents on  the  part  of  our  English  cousins,  and  our 
people  encouraged  and  facilities  afforded  them  to 
trace  their  descent  back  to  their  English  ancestry, 
it  might  go  far  to  cement  the  two  nations  in  a  feehng 
of  kinship  and  good  will,  and  furnish  a  powerful  guar- 
anty against  future  misunderstandings  and  even  war, 
which  never  should  occur  again  and  never  can  be- 
come necessary.  One  of  the  most  cordial,  de- 
lightfully interesting  and  helpful  of  these  cor- 
respondents is  Capt.  A.  O.  Vaughan,  of  Cardiff, 
a  true  Welshman  and  a  gallant  soldier  who  saw  much 
service  in  the  Boer  War  as  an  officer  of  scouts,  who 
is  well  known  in  the  literary  world  by  his  pen-name, 
Owen  Rhoscomyl,  as  the  author  of  several  interest- 
ing and  ably  written  novels  dealing  with  Welsh  life. 
He  is,  besides,  an  expert  genealogist  and  an  ac- 
knowledged authority  on  Welsh  pedigrees.  In  re- 
plying to  a  letter  I  had  written,  in  which  I  described 
the  arms  of  Capt.  Roger  Jones,  he  says:  "The  let- 
ter giving  the  arms  of  your  ancestor  shows  his  descent 
from    Moreiddig    of    the    White    Neck,    nephew   of 

Inh'oductory  Letter.  289 

Bleddyn  ap  Maenarch,  King  of  Brecon,  whose  an- 
cestry I  have  worked  out  beyond  dispute."  In  a 
later  letter  he  says:  "That  Roger  Jones,  your  an- 
cestor, came  from  Moreiddig  Warwyn  ( 'of  the  white 
neck')  I  am  as  certain  as  that  I  am  writing  this. 
But  the  Hnks!"  Undoubtedly  our  arms  are  derived 
from  the  coat  ascribed  to  Moreiddig  Warwyn, 
nephew — some  authorities  say  son — of  Bleddyn  ap 
Maenarch,  lord  of  Garthmadryn  (Brecon),  who  lost 
his  life  A.  D.  1094,  while  defending  his  territory 
against  Norman  invasion,  a  fact  which,  according  to 
the  laws  of  heraldry,  proclaims  us  to  be  Hneal  de- 
scendants of  Moreiddig  Warwyn.  These  arms  are 
borne,  with  slight  variations,  by  the  families  of 
Vaughan,  Ap  John,  Madocks  (Madog),  and  possibly 
others.  In  An^ials  and  Antiquities  of  Counties  and 
County  Families  of  Wales,  by  Thos.  Nicholas,  M. 
A.,  under  Madocks  of  Llanfrynach,  it  is  said:  "The 
Madogs  of  Llanfrynach  (Maesmawr)  were  of  the 
line  of  Gwgan,  second  son  of  Moreiddig  Warwyn — 
that  Moreiddig  who  was  said  to  have  been  born  with 
a  snake  about  his  neck  [probably  a  birth  mark],  'and 
therefore  he,  changing  his  coat,  assumed, '  as  Arms, 
'sa.  three  boies  heads,  couped  at  y^  shoulders,  full- 
faced,  proper,  ermined  or,  about  the  neck  of  each 
a  snake,  proper.'"  Guillim,  an  ancient  writer  on 
heraldry,  makes  this  quaint  allusion  to  them:  "Now 
I  shall  shew  you  a  rare,  yet  an  ancient  Bearing  of 
Childrens  Heads,  enwrapped  about  the  Necks  with 
Snakes.       He    beareth    Sable,    a    Chevron    between 

290  Introductory  Letter. 

three  Childrens  Heads  couped  at  the  Shoulders  Ar- 
gent, ^  *  It  hath  been  reported  (how  truly  I  can 
not  say)  that  some  one  of  the  Ancestors  of  this  Fam- 
ily, was  born  with  a  Snake  about  his  Neck;  a  Matter 
not  impossible,  but  very  improbable:  Ideo  quere. " 
It  is  impossible  to  tell  how  the  snakes  came  to  be 
left  out  of  any  description  or  instance  of  the  use  of 
our  arms  that  has  come  down  to  the  American  fam- 
ily. Possibly  some  one  made  a  mistake  in  reading 
them  or  in  transmitting  a  description  of  them  and 
everybody  else  followed  in  his  wake.  Possibly  some 
ancestor  decided  to  leave  them  off  temporarily  and 
simply  as  a  matter  of  taste  or  fancy — maybe  he 
didn't  like  snakes  and  preferred  to  use  the  arms 
without  them.  Instances  in  point  may  be  seen  in 
John  Catesby's  use  of  the  antelope's  head  without 
the  battle-axes,  and  in  Mark  Catesby's  use  of  the 
lions  without  the  crowns,  which  Burke  ascribes  to 
this  crest  and  arms.  That  the  snakes  belong  to  our 
coat  appears  to  be  the  opinion  of  every  one.  It  ap- 
pears to  be  taken  for  granted  at  the  College  of  Arms, 
and  they  act  on  the  assumption  that  our  arms  are 
identical  with  the  arms  of  Ap  John,  of  Nottingham- 
shire, which  are  set  forth  with  a  pedigree  in  the 
heralds'  Visitations  of  Surrey.  There  certainly  is 
no  reason  to  doubt  that  our  ancestors  in  displaying 
these  arms  knew  them  to  be  the  arms  of  Ap  John, 
and  thereby  meant  to  assert  their  right  to  bear  them. 
They  displayed  them  on  their  coaches  and  harness 
and    on    their    tableware;    engraved    them    on    their 

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Inclosing  sketch  of  seal,  page  296,  on  will  of  (3)  Col.  Frederick  Jones,  1722. 
See  pages  290  and  291  of  Introductory  Letter  to  Supplement. 

Introductory  Letter.  291 

seals;  impressed  them  on  their  wills — their  legal  in- 
struments executed  under  the  most  solemn  condi- 
tions; and  even  devised  them  in  their  wills,  passing 
them  from  one  member  of  the  family  to  another. 
The  fact  that  Capt.  Roger  Jones  and  his  immediate 
family  asserted  their  right  to  these  arms  in  this  un- 
mistakable manner  is  stronger  proof  of  our  right  to 
them,  it  seems  to  me,  than  would  be  any  paper 
genealogy  of  the  family  prepared  at  this  late  day 
and  purporting  to  show  the  links  connecting  Capt. 
Roger  Jones  with  an  individual  whose  name  appears 
in  a  recorded  pedigree  of  the  Ap  John  family.  In 
using  our  arms,  therefore,  we  may  with  entire  pro- 
priety restore  the  snakes,  and  are  at  liberty  to  fol- 
low the  opinion  of  the  present  Garter  King  of  Arms, 
whom  I  had  consulted  in  regard  to  a  bookplate,  on 
this  point,  and  who  advised  me  under  date  of  Aug. 
10,  1911,  as  follows  :  "  Seeing  that  it  is  highly  proba- 
ble that  your  ancestor  Captain  Roger  Jones  came 
from  the  Ap  John  family,  I  certainly  think  it  would  be 
better  for  3'ou  to  use  the  correct  coat,  which  includes 
the  snakes,  on  your  bookplate."  In  this  connection 
see  facsimiles  of  two  letters  from  the  College  of 
Arms,  one  signed  by  Sir  Alfred  Scott-Gatty,  the 
present  Garter  King  of  Arms,  in  which  he  describes 
the  seal  on  Jane  Swann's  letter,  and  the  other  signed 
by  Wm.  A.  Caffall,  an  attache  of  the  College,  "for 
Garter,"  in  which  he  describes  the  seal  on  the  will  of 
Frederick  Jones,  who  died  in  1722.  The  change  in 
the    name   from    Ap    John    to   Jones   appears   more 

292  Introductory  Letter. 

natural  when  we  remember  that  the  name  John  was 
originally  pronounced  with  the  "o"  long,  as  if  it  were 
spelled  ' '  Jone. "  Instances  of  two  forms  of  the  name  in 
the  course  of  its  transition  are  found  under  "Burials" 
in  the  parish  registers  of  St.  James,  Clerkenwell, 
London,  in  the  Sixteenth  Century,  thus:  "Will'm  Ap 
Johnes,"  and  "John  Ap  Jones." 

It  was  a  year  or  two  after  I  began  to  search  the 
trunk  of  old  papers  before  I  discovered  any  trace 
of  the  family  arms.  After  awhile  I  discovered  the 
fragment  of  a  letter  referred  to  on  page  15  (see  its 
facsimile),  and  a  long  time  afterward  I  found  the 
letter  of  1728  and  the  original  of  the  facsimile  which 
appears  in  the  front  of  the  book.  Prior  to  this,  I  did 
not  know  that  we  had  a  Roger  Jones  for  an  ancestor 
or  that  there  had  been  a  Hoskins  or  Walker  mar- 
riage in  the  family,  and  yet,  with  this  apparently  com- 
plete description  of  our  arms,  I  could  not  find  them 
in  any  book  of  heraldry,  search  I  never  so  indus- 
triously. Shortly  before  the  book  came  out,  a  friend 
conveyed  the  information  contained  in  a  foot-note  to 
page  17,  in  which  he  incorrectly  described  the  Ap 
John  arms  as  having  a  chevron,  instead  of  a  fesse  as 
in  our  arms.  Eight  or  ten  years  later,  Mrs.  Boyd, 
of  Cynthiana,  Ky.,  called  at  my  office  in  Winchester, 
and  during  our  conversation  informed  me  that  she 
had  seen  the  arms  I  described  to  her,  in  Burke's 
General  Armory,  in  which  I  was  entirely  confident 
she  was  mistaken.  But  in  a  few  days  she  returned 
bringing  her  Burke  with  her,  and  pointed  out  to  me 



r-eto^v^ono     485    CENTRAL  2  UIIQ       T  "9  1    1 

Dear  3ir, 

I  e 'Close  herewith  the  sketches  of  the  seals,  to,-, ether 
v»lth  Vv^f'.   Wal  :er  and  a.p  'ohn  Arms  as  re  .aested  in  your  letter 
of  10  March  last,      T'he  Ap  ohn  cr^st  !.=;  not  upon  re.;ord 
here.    In  regard  to  the  seals,  number  ose  appears  to  conta/ti 
the  arms  of  3wan  of  co  vent,  A   a  chevron  •Hra,  betwaen  three 
3wans  Arg,  quartering  the  arms  of  Hardin  .  and  Ap  'ohn.     r^  2 
maybe  the  crest  of  Gate-     "  co  ^arwic'-:.  as  t^i /en  in  ur  es 
Araory,  ainus  the  battlea  t^   between  the  horns.  No'3  3/.4.  are 
apparently  incorrect  representations  oi/.^ateG.y  arius. 

The  fee  for  these  s"  etches  and  loo'.in?^  ul.  the  aras  la 

Yours  faithfully 

L  H  ones  ^ss  -, 

524  i'irst  .-.treet, 

Louisville,   y 

'J.  3.  A. 

Garter's  letter.     Ap  John  sketch,  page  286.     Walker  sketch,  page  32. 

Seals:   •■Number  one."  page  16;   "No.  2,"  page  120; 

••Nos.  3  &  4,"  pages  118,  128. 

Introductory  Letter.  29^? 


the  arms  of  Ap  John,  of  Streatham  (descended  from 
Ap  John,  of  Notts),  as  being  identical  with  mine,  and 
I  reahzed,  for  the  first  time,  that  I  had  been  serious- 
ly misled  through  the  inadvertence  of  my  friend.  I 
do  not  doubt  that  our  arms  are  identical  with  Ap 
John,  of  Notts,  but  whether,  as  seems  probable,  we 
are  descended  from  the  one  that  settled  at  North 
Collingham  and,  marrying  the  final  heiress  of  Sir 
Robert  Cottingham,  Kt. ,  succeeded  to  his  estates 
there,  or  from  another  branch  of  the  same  stem, 
remains  for  future  elucidation. 

In  1880  I  received  a  letter  from  (53)  Dr.  E.  Bath- 
urst  Smith,  whose  grandmother  was  (51)  Jane 
Jones,  the  wife  of  John  Monroe.  The  Dr.  Monroe 
mentioned  in  the  letter  was  her  son,  and  died  in 
1840.  In  his  letter  Dr.  Smith  says:  "Dr.  Monroe 
caused  inquiry  at  the  heraldry  office  in  London,  '  if 
any  family  of  Ap  Jones  in  Eng.  or  Wales  bore  by 
registered  lineal  descent  a  coat  armour  of  an  ancient 
Ap  Jones?'  He  was  informed  that  Thos.  Ap  Jones 
in  Eng.  and  Philip  Ap  Jones  in  Wales  were  descended 
from  Philip  Ap  Gwys-Jones  a  crusader.  *  *  *  That 
Thos.  Ap  Jones,  Jr.,  and  a  brother  went  from  Eng. 
and  settled  in  the  colony  of  Virginia  about  A.  D. 
1650.  Dr.  Monroe  adopted  the  opinion  that  these 
emigrants  must  have  been  the  beginning  of  the  Ap 
Jones'  in  Virginia."  This  is  important  in  that  the 
mere  fact  of  the  inquiry  and  its  contents  show  that 
the  tradition  in  our  family  was  that  we  are  descended 
from  "an  ancient  Ap  Jones"  (Ap  John?),  from  whom 

294  Intro dtictory  Letter. 

we  derived  our  coat-of-arms.  The  inquiry  therefore 
appears  to  have  been  for  a  registered  pedigree  of  an 
ancient  Ap  Jones  family  entitled  to  bear  these  arms. 
The  words  of  the  inquiry  are  inclosed  in  quotation 
points,  as  I  have  shown,  in  Dr.  Smith's  letter,  indi- 
cating that  he  was  quoting  from  another,  an  older, 
writing.  In  a  subsequent  letter  of  the  same  year 
Dr.  Smith  writes :  ' '  The  coat-of-arms  in  my  Mother's 
possession  was  that  of  Thos.  Ap  Gwyes-Jones,  a 
crusader.  Before  the  imigration  to  America,  if  I 
remember,  there  was  a  distinguished  Roger  Jones, 
descend't  of  Thos.  Ap  Gwyes-Jones."  Dr.  Smith's 
mother  was  a  granddaughter  of  Col.  Thos.  Jones, 
of  Spring  Garden,  who  was  the  eldest  son  of  our  im- 
migrant ancestor,  Thos.  Jones,  who,  with  his  brother 
Frederick,  came  to  Virginia  in  1702,  and  he  certain- 
ly knew  that  his  father's  arms  bore  children's  heads 
for  charges.  In  the  lists  of  things  ordered  from 
London  by  him  at  various  times  throughout  his  life, 
he  often  directs  that  on  certain  articles  of  tableware 
a  child's  head  shall  be  engraved  "for  crest."  As- 
suming that  the  granddaughter,  Dr.  Smith's  mother, 
knew  what  the  charges  were,  it  seems  improbable 
that  she  would  have  adopted  the  arms  of  Thos.  ap 
Gwyes-Jones  if  his  arms  did  not  have  children's 
heads  for  charges.  It  should  be  kept  in  mind  that 
the  question  is,  not  what  our  coat-of-arms  is,  but, 
to  what  family  that  bore  these  arms  do  we  immediate- 
ly belong?  This  may  be  a  branch  of  the  Ap  John 
family  from  which  we  are  immediately    descended. 



J?fiHr  jptrriJr   ij^nyrjt  o.  ^^^t%f€<x.d 

Memorandum  of  goods  ordered  from  London  by  the  wife  of 
(4)  Col.  Thos.  Jones— "ye  Crest  a  Child's  head." 

Introductory  Letter.  295 

It  may  refer  to  an  earlier  period  in  the  history  of  the 
family  that  settled  in  Nottinghamshire,  whose  pedi- 
gree begins,  I  think,  in  1530.  I  wrote  to  the  Col- 
lege of  Arms  to  know  why  the  pedigree  ran  the 
wife's  family  back  so  much  farther  than  the  Ap  Johns, 
and  was  informed  that  it  was  to  protect  the  estate 
which  came  through  the  wife's  line.  The  fact  that  the 
date  of  the  immigration  of  the  brothers  is  stated  as 
1650,  instead  of  1702,  is  not  conclusive,  for  such 
chronological  errors  are  of  frequent  occurrence.  It 
is  even  possible  that  the  panel  painting  of  arms  (on 
wood)  found  in  Gen'l  Roger  Jones'  home,  referred 
to  on  pages  15-16,  may  be  a  representation  of  the 
arms  of  Thos.  ap  Gwyes-Jones  and  may  have  come 
into  his  possession  through  his  cousin,  Dr.  Monroe. 
The  quarterings  may  not  have  been  intended  to 
represent  the  Hoskins'  coat  as  I  have  supposed. 

Knowing  that  Frederick  Jones,  who  died  in  North 
Carolina  in  1722,  had  a  seal  with  his  coat-of-arms  on 
it,  knowing  that  he  was  an  elder  son  who  rigidly  en- 
tailed his  large  landed  estate  on  his  sons  to  the  ex- 
clusion of  his  daughters,  according  to  the  old  En- 
glish custom,  I  anticipated  that  if  I  could  find  his 
original  will  it  would  probably  be  sealed  with  his  coat- 
of-arms.  Thomas,  of  Virginia,  was  a  younger  son; 
he  had  been  excluded  in  his  father's  will;  in  his  will 
he  left  his  property  to  be  distributed  equally  among 
all  of  his  children.  But  the  strength  of  tradition  as- 
serted itself  in  his  wife,  for  it  will  be  observed  that  in 
disposing  of  two  thousand  pounds  sterhng  which  she 

296  Introductory  Letter. 

recites  she  is  entitled  to  dispose  of  by  will,  by  virtue 
of  her  marriage  contract  and  the  will  of  her  late  hus- 
band, she  proceeds  to  give  Thomas,  the  eldest  son, 
more  than  twice  as  much  as  any  of  the  other  children, 
and  further  provides  as  follows:  "Whereas,  my  late 
Husband  by  his  will  hath  Directed  that  after  my  de- 
cease and  the  paiment  of  his  Debts,  the  Residue  of 
his  Estate  be  Divided  among  our  Eight  Children 
herein  before  named  to  each  an  Equal  Share  or  Por- 
tion according  to  the  Value  it  shall  be  Appraised  to 
by  Five  Indifferent  persons,  or  for  what  it  will  sell, 
But  he  hath  not  declared  who  shall  have  the  first 
choice  of  the  said  Shares  to  which  I  think  our  Eldest 
son  Thomas  Intituled  as  his  Birthright,"  and  provides 
that  Thomas  shall  have  the  first  choice.  I  accord- 
ingly wrote  many  letters  to  the  various  county  clerks 
and  others  in  North  Carolina  in  a  fruitless  effort  to 
find  the  will  of  Frederick  Jones.  Finally,  after  years 
of  intermission  and  rest,  one  day  in  Januar}^  19 10, 
it  occurred  to  me  to  wi'ite  to  the  postmaster  in  Hills- 
boro,  N.  C,  where  I  had  understood  the  Nashes  and 
others,  descendants  of  Frederick  Jones,  lived  or  had 
lived,  and  I  requested  the  postmaster  to  hand  my 
letter  to  a  representative  of  one  of  these  families.  In 
a  few  days  I  received  a  letter  from  Frank  Nash, 
Esq.,  an  attorney  of  Hillsbaro  and  a  descendant  of 
Fred'k  Jones,  informing  me  that  he  had  seen,  the  will 
of  Fred'k  Jones  in  the  Secretary  of  State's  office  at 
Raleigh  and  that  it  had  a  coat-of-arms  on  it,  but  he 
could   not   remember  anything  further  about  them. 

From  sketch  made  at  the  Herald's  College,  London,  of  seal  on  the  will 

of  (3)  Col.  Fred'k  Jones,  of  North  Carolina,  dated  1722.     From 

"drawing"  named  in  Mr.  Caffall's  letter,  page  290; 

Jones  (Ap  John)  arms  impaling  Harding 

(his  wife's  arms). 

Intro d2utory  Letter.  297 

I  then  wrote  to  the  secretary,  Mr.  J.  Bryan  Grimes, 
and  he  finally  consented  to  send  the  will  to  the  College 
of  Arms,  London,  where  a  sketch  of  the  seal  was  made, 
a  halftone  representation  of  which  appears  in  the  book. 
Accompanying  the  sketch  was  the  letter  from  Mr. 
Caffall,  of  the  College  of  Arms,  to  which  I  have  al- 
ready alluded,  in  which  he  writes,  "The  coat  as  you 
are  aware  is  that  of  Ap  John  impaling  Harding." 
The  coat  of  Ap  John,  as  described  in  the  Heralds 
Visitatiojis,  is :  "  Sable,  a  fesse  or  between 
three  children's  heads,  front  faced,  couped  at  the 
shoulder  proper,  crined  of  the  second,  each  with  a 
serpent  twined  round  the  neck  proper."  It  is  evi- 
dent that  Fred'k  Jones  had  two  such  seals,  for  the 
seal  on  the  will  impales  the  arms  of  his  wife,  while 
the  seal  referred  to  on  page  15  contained  the  Jones 
coat  only  and  apparently  had  the  family  motto. 

According  to  the  rules  of  heraldry,  the  fact  of  our 
arms  proclaims  us  to  be  lineal  descendants  of  Moreid- 
dig  Warwyn,  the  first  assumer  of  the  coat,  and,  if 
one  is  inclined  to  the  fabulous  and  has  the  temerity 
to  press  an  advantage  so  far,  he  may  find  by  refer- 
ring to  Thos.  Nicholas,  M.  A..,  Ph.  D.,  F.  G.  S.,  and 
other  eminent  Welsh  authorities,  that  Moreiddig's 
father  was  fourteenth  in  descent  from  Caradog 
Freichfras,  Kt.  of  the  Round  Table.  In  this  event, 
however,  he  must  pursue  his  ambitious  and  adven- 
turous course  at  his  own  peril  and  without  encour- 
agement from  me. 

Among  several  generous  notices  of  the   book   by 

298  Introductory  Letter. 

periodicals,  in  one  instance  I  am  taken  pleasantly  to 
task  for  seeming  to  attach  so  much  importance  to 
coats-of-arms,  and  yet  it  is  not  very  apparent  how 
one  could  do  justice  to  the  history  of  a  family  en- 
titled to  a  coat-of-arms  without  taking  into  due  ac- 
count this  important  genealogical  asset.  The  grant 
or  concession  of  a  coat-of-arms  was  the  one  authori- 
tative act  by  which  a  family  was  lifted  out  of  the 
condition  of  yeomen  into  the  rank  of  gentlefolk,  or 
ladies  and  gentlemen;  and,  in  very  ancient  times  at 
least,  was  conferred  on  families  of  merit  only.  How- 
ever harsh  and  artificial  it  may  seem  to  us  now,  in 
ancient  times  it  marked  a  well-recognized  social  dif- 
ference that  had  its  foundation  in  personal  worth. 
Nor  could  it  well  have  been  more  foolish  and  artifi- 
cial than  some  of  the  distinctions  attempted  in  modern 
times.  We  have  a  striking  instance  of  the  ambition 
and  struggles  of  a  family  to  lift  itself  above  the  con- 
dition of  yeomen,  in  the  case  of  the  illustrious  Shake- 
speare, whose  ambition  and  persevering  efforts  to  ob- 
tain the  grant  of  a  coat-of-arms  are  well-known  mat- 
ters of  history.  If  the  great  brain  of  a  Shakespeare 
could  be  affected  by  follies  like  this,  surely  such  as 
we  may  be  pardoned  for  lingering  a  bit  fondly  in  the 
shadows  of  a  past  that  is  speeding  rapidly  out  of 
memory;  and  while,  like  our  grandmother's  bureau, 
a  coat-of-arms  may  seem  quite  worthless  to  another, 
yet  we  may  still  treasure  it  and  may  cherish  the 
memories  that  cluster  about  it,  like  the  scent  of  a 
vase  that  once  held  our  roses. 


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(53)   Dr.  Edwin  Bathursl  Smith  to  (89)  Lewis  H.  Jones. 
Concluded  on  page  300.     Noticed,  page  293. 

Introductory  Letter.  299 

There  seems  to  be  in  store  for  us  a  genuine  genea- 
logical romance  of  the  first  water,  which,  however, 
had  been  practically  worked  out  by  the  zeal  and  en- 
thusiasm of  a  New  England  genealogist  engaged  in 
the  insatiable  pursuit  of  more  Mayflower  ancestry, 
long  before  I  appeared  on  the  scene.  It  appears 
that  in  1756  Fred'k  Jones,  of  Virginia,  nephew  of 
the  Fred'k  of  whom  we  have  just  been  writing,  went 
to  North  Carohna  to  visit  his  cousins  and  while  there 
wrote  a  letter  home  telling  his  mother  of  his  cousins 
and  the  kindly  reception  they  had  accorded  him.  In 
this  letter,  dated  Dec.  10,  1756,  which  appears  in  the 
Appendix,  he  says:  "My  cousin  Harding  has  just 
returned  from  New  England  where  he  has  been  for 
education  several  years  past,  with  a  very  agreeable 
young  woman  to  his  wife."  Upon  this  hint,  I  wrote 
to  Yale  University  inquiring  if  Wm.  Harding  Jones 
had  been  a  student  at  Yale,  for  I  supposed  the  ref- 
erence was  to  him  and  did  not  then  know  that  such 
a  man  as  Harding  Jones.,  nephew  of  Wm.  Harding 
Jones,  had  ever  existed.  This  was  in  December, 
1909.  I  received  a  letter  from  the  university  stat- 
ing that  Harding  Jones  had  graduated  there  in  1756, 
had  married  a  daughter  of  John  Whiting,  Esq.,  and 
communicating  such  information  as  the  records  of 
the  university  contained.  I  then  obtained  the  ad- 
dress of  Mrs.  Edward  Douglas  Reed,  of  Buffalo,  N.  Y., 
who  was  said  to  be  interested_,  and  wrote  to  her. 
It  appeared  from  Mrs.  Reed's  letters  that  she  and 
others    had   been  greatly  interested  in  tracing  their 

300  Introductory  Letter. 

Whiting  ancestry  to  a  Lieu't  Frederick  Jones  Whit- 
ing, who  was  a  young  officer  in  the  army  of  the  Rev- 
olution, but  whom  they  had  never  been  able  to  con- 
nect immediately  with  his  supposed  ancestor,  John 
Whiting,  Esq.  Finally  Mrs.  Reed,  who  is  an  inde- 
fatigable worker,  discovered  the  will  of  Mary  Whit- 
ing, of  Windham,  Connecticut,  dated  Oct.  lo,  1780 
(Vol.  13,  p.  195),  in  which  she  gives  certain  property 
to  "  Frederick  Jones  Whiting"  on  condition  that  he 
pay  "  his  Grandfather,  my  said  Husband,  3  pounds 
lawful  money  per  annum,"  &c.  This  settled  the  fact 
that  Fred'k  Jones  Whiting  was  a  grandson  of  John 
Whiting,  but  left  unsolved  the  question  that  had 
grown  to  be  a  mystery,  viz.,  how  was  he  a  grandson? 
No  son  of  John  Whiting  could  be  found  of  whom  he 
was  a  son.  Then  Frank  Nash,  Esq.,  came  again 
to  the  rescue  by  finding  the  will  of  Harding  Jones,  in 
which  he  names  his  daughter,  Mary,  and  in  a  codi- 
cil provides  for  the  possible  birth  of  a  posthumous 
child.  This  child  was  born  and  was  baptized  Fred'k 
Harding  Jones,  but  no  further  record  of  him  can  be 
found  by  that  name.  However,  Mrs.  Reed  had  al- 
ready discovered  in  New  England  records  that  Hard- 
ing Jones  had  a  son  born  and  christened  Fred'k  Hard- 
ing Jones.  In  the  Starr  Family  Book  we  find  that 
Fred'k  Jones  Whiting,  who  married  Rachel  Starr, 
was  born  July  5,  1759,  and  we  know  that  Harding 
Jones  died  April  15,  1759,  at  Newport,  R.  I.  At  the 
present  stage  of  the  inquiry,  the  inference  forced  on 
all  concerned  is  that  the  son  of  Harding  Jones  either 

i^'t-    yLr-s'^t-it'^^-j-t-  ,    5f<r?/,iviy<-  .  J  A^ct.  L-^'~l4'L.i..<^  /?^-i-*r>-C  idi-tot.^  /i,a'i--2-L-i^-«  i  •  /H 

l^jf-iM,->-    Ux^ii  t.t-<--vT-r  —  "y '  \  t^^y~i^-iliy    to   ^t^^irt'U  j^2,-t,c-4.  jt^-vf-e-d    Ccn-<--va_-<_<^<i.«^-i«-V  ^^  '^>v<»--ni.<^tf:C . 

Introductory  Letter.  301 

remained  in,  or  returned  to,  New  England  to  live 
with  his  grandparents  Whiting,  possibly  upon  his 
mother's  second  marriage,  and  that  at  some  time 
prior  to  his  enlistment  in  the  army  his  name  was 
changed  to  Fred'k  Jones  Whiting. 

The  discovery  of  a  picture  of  Skelton  Jones  is  also 
a  happy  incident  in  my  recent  experience.     While  in 
the  Louisville  Public  Library  one  day  in  the  spring  of 
19 10,  I  noticed  in  the  A.  L.  A.  Catalog  of  Portraits 
the  name  Shelton  Jones,  and  it  occurred  to  me  that 
the  printer  might  have  mistaken  a  "k"  for  an  "h"  in 
the  name,  and  although  I  had  never  heard  of  a  pic- 
ture of  Skelton  Jones,  I  thought  it  was  worth  a  trial 
and  wrote  to  the  Librarian  of  Congress.    He  wrote  me 
that  upon  examination  he  found  my  surmise  was  cor- 
rect and  that  in  the  Dexter  Catalogue  of  St.  Memin's 
portraits  the  picture  is  entered  as  ' '  No.  546.      Skelton 
Jones,  1808.      Author  and  duellist  of  Richmond,  Va." 
Skelton  Jones  was  my  grandfather's  uncle.      It  should 
be  remembered  that  occurrences  of  the  past  are  al- 
ways to  be  judged  in  the  light  of  the  period  in  which 
they  occurred,    and  that   the  practice  of  dueling  is 
not  an  exception.      My  grandfather  was  involved  in 
an  affair  of  the  kind  before  he  came  to  Kentucky. 
Among  our  papers  is  a  note  from  one  who  was  acting 
as  his  "friend,"  in  which  it  appears  that  the  offend- 
ing party  was  disposed  to  make  the  amende  honora- 
ble and  the  incident  was  closed  without  a  meeting. 

While   in    Washington   last  June   I   unexpectedly 
discovered  a  portrait  of  Gen.  Walter  Jones,  by  St. 

302  Introductory  Letter. 

Memin,  in  the  Library  of  Congress,   which  is  repro- 
duced in  the  book. 

Dr.  Edwin  Bathurst  Smith  writes  me  in  one  of  his 
letters:    "I    find   in    an    old    letter: — 'Thos.    Jones 
(Jane  Jones' brother)  is  at  this  date   1832,   living  in 
Mercer  Co.,    Ky.,    and   has    the   family   pictures  of 
the    Skeltons,    painted    by    Reubins.'"      My   grand- 
father, Thos.  ap  Thos.  Jones,  lived  in  Mercer  Coun- 
ty for  two  or  three  years  after  he  came  to  Kentucky, 
but  he  did  not  have  the  pictures  and  never  brought 
them  from  Virginia.     There  is  in  his  handwriting  a 
hst  of  twenty-three  pictures  left  by  him  in  Virginia 
with  "Mr.   C.   Jones  in  Northumberland,"  when  he 
removed  to  Kentucky,   four  of  which  are  named  as 
large  family  pictures,  two  of  which  were  pictures  of 
his  grandparents.  Col.  Thos.  Jones  of  Spring  Garden, 
and   his  wife  Sally  Skelton,   and  another  of  which, 
mentioned  as  being  five  feet  high,    was  probably  the 
well-known  family  piece  representing  the  marriage  of 
one  of  our  Bathurst  ancestors  in  a  garden.     Five  of 
the  others  were  Hogarths.     Among  various  accounts 
for  goods  purchased  in  London  for  this  Col.  Jones,  in 
1770,    there   is   one   from   Wm.    Molleson,    London, 
to  wit:  "Nov.   10.     To  Hogarths  Original  Print  of 
Midnight    Conversation  in  Peartree  Gilt  Edge  fr  b 

glass o.      II.     o. 

paid  for  Case i.     3. 

12.      3. 
It  appears  in  the  fragment  of  a  skeleton  letter  from 
this  (13)  Col.   Thos.   Jones — see  facsimile — that  he 

Introductory  Letter.  303 

then  owned  Hogarths  as  follows:  A  Midnight  Mod- 
ern Conversation,  The  Rake's  Progress,  The  Har- 
lot's Progress,  The  Roast  Beef  of  Old  England,  and 
another  which  he  calls  Distress  a  la  Mode,  and  which 
was  probably  Marriage  a  la  Mode.  These  may 
have  been  the  five  Hogarths  referred  to  in  the  list 
of  pictures  left  by  his  grandson  in  Virginia.  But  the 
list  includes  two  other  pictures,  named  as  Taste 
a  la  Mode  in  Distress  and  St.  Paul  Preaching  to  Fe- 
lix, which  were  probably  Hogarth's  Taste  in  High 
Life  and  Paul  before  Felix. 

The  Mr.  C.  Jones  with  whom  the  pictures  were 
left  was  probably  (151)  Com.  Thos.  ap  Catesby 
Jones,  who,  it  is  supposed,  was  then  living  at  Mt. 
Zion,  the  old  Jones  homestead  in  Northumberland. 
This  family  afterward  removed  to  Fairfax  County, 
and  I  am  informed  that  Com.  Jones'  house  was  loot- 
ed during  the  war.  His  picture,  from  a  photograph 
of  which  the  picture  in  the  book  was  made,  was  cut 
out  of  its  frame  and  was  found  in  a  junk  shop  in 
Washington  City  a  year  after  the  war.  It  is  strange 
to  what  constant  peril  matters  of  this  nature  are  ex- 
posed and  how  impossible  it  is  to  preserve  the  in- 
tegrity of  family  history  when  committed  to  the  frail 
tenure  of  individual  memory  and  effort. 

Your  kinsman, 

L.   H.  JONES. 
Louisville,  Ky.,  August,  19 11. 

(89)  LEWIS  H.  JONES 

Capt.  Roger  Jones.  305 


It  is  to  be  regretted  that  further  research  has  failed 
to  shed  more  hght  on  the  antecedents  of  Capt.  Roger 
Jones.  No  doubt  his  life  was  an  active  one  from  the 
time  he  entered  the  marine  service,  probably  when  a 
mere  child,  to  the  time  when,  probably  in  advanced 
years,  he  turned,  with  a  ripened  experience,  to  the 
more  quiet  pursuits  of  a  merchant's  life  in  London. 
I  think  his  second  wife  died  in  1720,  for  I  recently 
found  among  our  old  papers  a  long  apothecary's 
account  against  "Madam  Jones,"  amounting  to  £']- 
14s. -4p.,  the  first  item  in  which  is  dated  June  19, 
1720,  and  it  was  receipted  August  19th  of  the  same 
year.  The  word  "Madam"  was  sometimes  prefixed 
to  the  surnames  of  married  women  and  widows,  in 
early  days,  and  when  so  used  in  England  and  colonial 
Virginia  was  a  term  of  respect  and  compliment.  It 
was  often  applied  to  the  wives  and  widows  of  officials 
and  persons  of  more  or  less  distinguished  considera- 

There  are  various  allusions  in  British  State  papers 
to  the  activities  of  a  Roger  Jones  who  may  very  well 
have  been  our  ancestor,  but  since  I  have  found  no 
means  of  verifying  the  assumption  I  prefer  to  abstain 
from  protracted  and  unprofitable  speculations.  An 
example  may  be  cited,  however,  from  Lord  Willough- 
by's   correspondence,    to   wit,    1668:    "Sent    Roger 

3o6  Capt.  Roger  Jones. 

Jones  about  the  beginning  of  July  with  his  Majesty's 
orders  for  the  rendition  of  Surinam, "  &c.  And  (from 
Acts  of  the  Privy  Council)  this:  "Whitehall  2  De- 
cember: Whereas  Information  hath  been  given  to 
the  Board,  That  Mr.  Roger  Jones  being  one  of  his 
Majesty's  Subjects  (employed  to  Surinam  by  Lord 
Wilioughby  with  orders  and  Instructions  for  the  De- 
livery thereof  to  the  Dutch)  is  detayned  Prisoner  and 
continues  at  present  on  Board  a  Dutch  Man  of  Warr, 
now  lying  at  the  Isle  of  Weight,  *  *  ^  Lord  Cul- 
peper,  Governour  of  the  Isle  of  Wight,  is  directed 
forthwith  to  give  Directions  to  his  Deputy  Governor 
to  secure  the  Captaine  of  the  said  Man  of  Warr,  and 
not  suffer  him  to  depart  until  the  said  Roger  Jones  be 
sett  at  Liberty.  "^  *  *  Lord  Arlington  is  at  the  same 
time  instructed  to  acquaint  Sir  William  Temple, 
Ambassador  in  Holland,  with  the  measures  taken." 
Among  the  published  letters  of  the  elder  Wm. 
Fitzhugh  of  Va.,  there  are  several  to  our  Roger  Jones, 
two  of  which  I  reproduce  here.  The  first  letter, 
dated  Jan'y  8,  1682-3,  is  one  of  three  letters  of  the 
same  date  and  tenor,  the  two  others  being  addressed, 
the  one,  to  Hon.  Ralph  Wormley,  the  other  to  Lord 
Culpeper,  all  at  Green  Springs,  to  wit: 

"Mr.  Roger  Jones, 

This  day  I  had  report  of  Blagg's  arrival.  This 
Gentleman  the  bearer  being  bound  directly  down  to 
your  parts  and  Blagg's  house  being  not  far  out  of  his 
way,  he  assured  me  he  would  purposely  call  and  give 

Capt.  Roger  Jones.  }p'j 

you  a  true  and  certain  relation  thereof.  This  Gentle- 
man has  come  to  my  Lord  to  move  for  the  Sheriffs 
place  of  our  County,  I  desire  you  in  his  behalf  to 
give  him  what  assistance  you  can  in  it;  a  small  con- 
verse with  him  I  am  sure  will  endear  him  to  you  for 
you  will  find  him  as  well  supplied  with  gratitude  to 
acknowledge  and  when  it  lies  in  his  power,  to  kind- 
ness as  facetious  and  Jocose  in  boon  jovial  Company. 
Sr  Assure  yourself  the  readyest  ways  and  easiest 
shall  be  sought  to  do  your  Service  that  thereby  you 
may  be  assured  that  I  am 

Your  Wff. 
To  Mr.  Roger  Jones  at  Green  Springs 
p.  Doct'r  Wm.  Bankes. " 

"May  1 8,   1685. 
Dear  Friend, 

Our  good  friend  George  Brent  with  his  most  accept- 
able self  brings  up  your  welcome  letter  wherein  you 
advise  of  your  immediate  voyage  for  England,  where 
I  hope  this  will  find  you  safe  arrived  to  your  own  sat- 
isfaction and  wishes  and  therein  desire  to  hear  from 
me  which  I  was  always  ready  to  perform  and  can  now 
more  readily  to  London  than  formerly  to  James 
Town  and  where  conveniency  admits  I'll  be  sure 
never  to  miss  the  congratulating  so  good  a  friend. 
Sr  if  I  had  gone  for  England  this  year  as  I  once  in- 
tended, amongst  others  I  should  have  endeavoured 
two  things,  one  was  to  get  if  possibly  I  could,  Letters 

3o8  Capt.  Roger  Jones. 

Patents  for  the  high  Sheriff's  Place  of  our  County,  in 
fee  or  at  least  for  life,  the  other  to  have  acquainted 
the  Bishop  of  London  the  advantages  he  might  make 
in  this  part  of  his  Diocess,  by  Probate  of  Wills,  grant 
of  Administrations  charitable  Dispositions  of  Intes- 
tates Estates  and  other  things  as  appertains  to  his 
jurisdiction,  what  at  present  I  suppose  might  be 
worth  5  or  ^600  sterling  p  annum  and  in  this  grow- 
ing country  will  with  it  every  year  increase.  Now 
Sr  for  the  Sheriffs  place  to  be  granted  in  fee,  has 
been  antiently  practiced  in  England,  and  in  one 
County  is  still  retained  to  the  family  of  Cliffords  and 
to  this  day  is  continued  in  the  Kingdom  of  Scotland, 
therefore  the  proposal  is  not  illegal,  and  I  suppose 
might  neither  be  improbable  nor  impossible  to  effect 
if  it  be  not  too  much  trouble  to  you  and  you  see  any 
likelyhood  of  effecting  it.  I  desire  you  in  my  behalf 
to  negotiate  therein,  and  if  can  be  performed  though 
it  be  at  the  charge  of  40-50  guineas,  I  will  readily 
and  thankfully  repay  them  again.  The  other  of  the 
Bishops,  can  be  no  unwelcome  news,  nor  make  you 
unacceptable  for  the  relations  of  it,  if  it  be  not  laid 
hold  of,  but  I  suppose  if  should,  you  cannot  miss  for 
your  Intelligence  some  mark  of  favour,  if  not  some 
place  of  advantage  (a  great  many  of  which  profitable 
places  I  heartily  wish  you)  besides  the  obligation  it 
will  be  to  the  Country  in  General  if  this  should  give 
occasion  to  his  Lordship's  more  intimate  care  of  us, 
if  this  should  give  occasion  of  supplying  us  with 
plenty  of  able,  and  painful  and  sober  Pastors  which 

Capt,  Roger  Jones.  309 

at  present  now  greatly  wanting  yourself  is  fully  able 
to  inform.  Sr  I  know  your  skill  and  activity  for 
business,  therefore  need  not  farther  advise  but  if  I 
were  [to  farther  advise,]  knowing  your  interest  and 
acquaintance  with  my  Lord  Culpeper  [,]  I  should  ad- 
vise to  consult  him  before  you  embark  therein,  whose 
great  judgment  and  strong  ability  together  with  his 
great  Interest  is  able  both  to  advise  and  direct  you 
in  the  management  thereof  to  whom  if  I  be  not 
wholly  forgotten,  please  to  present  my  humble  serv- 
ice and  best  wishes. 

By  this  trouble  Sr  you  see  I  do  not  take  your 
friendly  letter  merely  complimental  but  really  as  it  is 
writ  and  I  am  confident  as  you  intend  it  and  please 
readily  to  command  anything  that  lyes  in  my  power 
to  serve  you  and  you  shall  find  it  as  readily  obeyed  by 

Sr  Your  Wmff . 
To  Capt.  Roger  Jones  at  &c." 

From  the  above  letter  it  appears  that  Capt.  Roger 
Jones  returned  to  England  at  a  much  earlier  date 
than  I  had  supposed.  Copies  of  the  York  County 
records  in  the  Virginia  State  Library  contain  a  dec- 
laration of  his    intention    to    quit    the    colony,    viz. : 

' '  These  are  to  certifie  whom  it  may  concerne  Y. 
Capt.  Roger  Jones  &  Mr.  XXX  Chisley  intend  God 
willing  for  Old  England  by  the  first  Ships. 

January  y^  24th  1684-5" 

It  will  be  seen  that  the  second  letter  of  Wm.  Fitz- 
hugh  was  written  after  the  time  in  which  it  was  pos- 

3IO  Capt.  Roger  Jones. 

sible  for  any  of  the  things  to  have  occurred  which  are 
referred  to  in  the  petition  of  the  Governor  and  council 
against  Capt.  Roger  Jones,  except  such  cause  of  offense 
as  may  have  been  contained  in  his  letter  to  Peter  Perry, 
of  which  later.  (See  pp.  27-29.)  Had  they  occurred, 
they  must  have  been  as  fresh  in  the  minds  of  people 
then  as  at  any  later  date.  His  commission  as  captain 
of  the  small  sloop  or  revenue  cutter  is  dated  May  28, 
1683,  and  in,  I  think,  not  longer  than  a  year,  and 
after  Lord  Culpeper's  return  to  England  during  the 
same  year,  the  Virginia  council  entered  an  order, 
which  I  have  seen  but  can  not  turn  to  at  present,  in 
effect  that  the  vessel  employed  by  Lord  Culpeper 
having  failed  to  accomplish  the  purpose  for  which  it 
was  employed,  is  discharged.  Hence  Capt.  Roger 
Jones  was  not  employed  in  this  service  longer  than  a 
year.  Nearly  ten  years  later,  and  after  he  had  been 
absent  from  the  colony  for  seven  years,  these  things 
were  trumped  up  and  recited  in  a  petition,  in  an 
effort  to  disparage  him,  by  Governor  Nicholson  and 
his  subservient  council — Francis  Nicholson,  the  irate 
Lieutenant-governor,  who  towered  in  such  fine  frenzies 
when  his  imperious  will  was  balked  in  any  manner, 
and  flew  into  such  passions  of  violence  and  truculency 
that,  because  a  young  woman  in  the  colony  declined 
to  marry  him,  he  threatened  to  cut  the  throats  of  her 
father  and  brothers,  the  minister  who  should  perform 
the  ceremony,  and  the  man  to  whom  she  should  be 

Capt.  Roge7'  Jo7ies.  311 

In  Lord  Culpeper's  report  to  the  London  Govern- 
ment, dated  Sept.  20,  1683,  we  find  what  the  duties 
of  Roger  Jones  were  as  captain  of  the  sloop,  viz. :  "  I 
have  given  such  particular  instructions  to  the  Captain 
Mr.  Roger  Jones  both  in  relation  to  the  o,  2,  o,  p. 
Hogs'hd,  and  the  penny  p.  pound  on  Tobaccoe,  that 
if  pursued  will  either  prevent  Fraud,  and  soe  be 
worth  that  way  much  more  than  the  Charge  [for  the 
vessel,  &c.]  comes  to,  or  else  bring  up  Vessels  and 
make  seizures  enough  to  reimburse  it.  *  *  *  Besides 
these,  and  a  great  many  other  advantages,  a  good 
vessel  will  also  restrayne  the  unbridled  liberty  of 
Privateers  pyrates  (for  the  most  part)  who  have  of 
late  been  troublesome  there  to  the  noe  Small  terror 
of  the  Inhabitants,  and  begin  formidably  to  infest  the 
Seas  thereabouts,  Even  to  the  disturbance  of  the 
trade  with  England."  It  is  evident  from  this  that 
Capt.  Roger  Jones'  active  duties  consisted  primarily 
and  principally,  if  not  wholly,  in  faithfully  collecting 
this  two  shillings  per  hogshead  and  penny  per  pound 
on  all  tobacco  exported  by  the  colonists,  and  that  the 
"unlawful  trading"  which  it  was  his  first  duty  to 
suppress  was  that  of  the  colonists  themselves,  who  it 
is  known  did  not  hesitate  to  resort  to  every  device  to 
"smuggle"  their  tobacco  out  of  the  colony  and  cheat 
the  Government  out  of  its  revenues.  The  duties  of  a 
revenue  officer,  at  best,  are  not  calculated  to  add 
greatly  to  his  popularity  with  those  who  pay  the  rev- 
enue and  feel  that  they  have  a  moral  right  to  cheat 
the  Government  when  they  can,  and  it  would  be  truly 

->  1 2  Capt.  Roger  Jones. 


interesting  to  know  whether  Capt.  Jones  did  not  incur 
the  enmity  of  these  tobacco  lords  rather  by  a  too  vigi- 
lant performance  of  his  duties  toward  some  of  them 
than  by  any  laxity  of  performance  toward  other 
"unlawful  traders,"  who  are  sometimes  invidiously 
called  pirates  by  people  who  themselves  were  never 
quite  above  the  suspicion  of  being  in  sympathy  if  not 
in  complicity  with  them.  The  Randolph  Manuscript 
contains  the  synopsis  of  a  letter  from  the  King  to  the 
Governor  of  Virginia,  in  1687,  which  serves  excellently 
well  to  illustrate  the  attitude  of  certain  people  toward 
piracy  and  largely  discounts  the  virtuous  indignation 
of  the  Lieutenant-governor  and  his  council  lest  Capt. 
Roger  Jones  should  have  dealt  too  laxly  with  these 
"unlawful  traders,"  to  wit:  "King  James  2d  sends 
his  Letter  to  the  Governor  of  Virginia  dated  13  Octo- 
ber 1687  to  this  Effect  Whereas  we  have  received 
frequent  Information  from  our  Several  Colonies  and 
Plantations  in  America  that  instead  of  a  due  Prose- 
cution of  Pirates  that  have  been  seized  either  upon 
the  high  Seas  or  upon  Land,  an  unwarrantable  prac- 
tice has  been  carried  on  to  bring  them  immediately 
to  their  trials  before  any  Evidence  could  be  produced 
against  them  and  such  other  Methods  of  like  Nature 
have  been  used.  Whereby  the  most  notorious  Pirates 
have,  as  it  is  well  known  by  the  facility  or  Partiality 
of  the  Judges  been  acquitted,"  &c.  So  the  secret  of 
their  indignation  could  scarcely  have  been  Capt. 
Jones'  leniency  to  the  pirates. 

Capt.  Roger  Jones.  313 

The  statement  in  the  petition  that  Lord  Culpeper 
had  endeavored  to  bring  him  to  an  account  for  any  of 
his  conduct  is  false  on  its  face;  for  there  was  nothing 
to  prevent  his  being  brought  to  an  account  for  any- 
thing of  which  he  was  suspected  of  being  guilty,  since 
he  continued  to  reside  at  Green  Springs,  the  colonial 
residence  of  Lord  Culpeper,  until  his  departure  for 
England  some  years  later.  Did  it  happen,  as  Lord 
Culpeper  appears  to  have  anticipated,  that  in  the 
discharge  of  his  duties  Capt.  Jones  found  it  necessary 
to  "make  seizures"  or  "bring  up  vessels"  in  which 
tobacco  belonging  to  "influential  citizens, "or  may- 
hap some  lordling  of  the  council,  was  being  smuggled 
through  to  escape  payment  of  taxes  ?  And  was  it 
the  stinging  recollection  of  some  such  embarrassing 
experience  that  infuriated  them  so  against  him  when, 
having  been  so  vigilant  in  collecting  taxes  of  them, 
and  having  finally  quitted  the  colony  forever,  they 
learned  that  he  had  instructed  his  agent  to  take  steps 
to  avoid  paying  taxes  on  his  property,  which  the  Vir- 
ginia Government  believed  to  be  justly  due  it  ? 
Whatever  be  the  conjectures  one's  fancy  may  choose 
to  indulge,  it  is  certain  that  not  a  scintilla  of  evidence 
appears  anywhere  in  support  of  one  of  these  charges. 
Indeed  it  is  difficult  to  see  how  by  any  use  of  language 
it  is  possible  to  dignify  any  of  these  things  into 
"charges,"  for  they  do  not  appear  in  the  petition  as 
something  for  which  anybody  proposes  to  assume 
responsibility,  not  as  something  capable  of  proof  or 
as  to  which  an  issue  could  be  joined,  but  as  something 

314  Capt.  Roger  Jones. 

which  some  nameless  somebody  is  supposed  to  have 
reported  ten  years  before.  It  is  wholly  improbable 
that  either  the  Lieutenant-governor  or  any  member  of 
his  council  believed  one  of  them  to  be  true  or  to  have 
any  foundation  in  fact.  It  may  be  regarded  as  fortu- 
nate by  those  who  think  the  incident  worthy  of  fur- 
ther attention  that  the  British  Public  Records  Office, 
London,  has  preserved  the  contents  of  the  petition, 
of  Capt.  Roger  Jones'  letter  to  Peter  Perry,  which  is 
made  the  basis  of  their  complaint  by  the  petitioners, 
and  the  proceedings  of  the  Lords  of  Trade  and  Plan- 
tations, whose  duty  it  was  to  hear  and  dispose  of  the 
entire  matter  on  its  merits.  Copies  of  these  items 
were  kindly  furnished  by  Mr.  Mcllwain  of  the  Vir- 
ginia State  Library,  and  are  reproduced  here  for  the 
convenience  of  the  reader,  to  wit : 

"July  6.  2318.  Lieut.  Governor  and  Council  of 
Virginia  to  Lords  of  Trade  and  Plantations.  We 
beg  to  represent  the  danger  and  inconvenience  to  the 
Colony  if  ships  be  not  suffered  and  encouraged  to 
bring  the  ordinary  supplies  of  goods  at  the  usual 
times,  otherwise  the  planters  will  be  forced  to  manu- 
facture the  things  that  they  require  and  give  up 
planting  tobacco,  which  will  diminish  the  King's  rev- 
enue here  and  in  England.  If  the  distress  for  want 
of  the  usual  clothing  should  be  increased,  the  peace 
of  the  country  will  be  endangered.  We  think  that 
much  might  be  remedied  by  suffering  all  ships  for 
Virginia  to  proceed  on  their  voyage  early  next  fall, 

Capt.  Roger  Jo7ies.  315 

especially  those  from  the  North  and  West  of  Eng- 
land, which  run  least  risk  in  coming  out  and  supplied 
most  of  our  goods  last  year.  We  must  inform  you 
also  that  we  find  the  minds  of  the  people  much  dis- 
turbed by  false  reports  spread  by  residents  in  London 
(who  pretend  to  have  great  credit  with  the  Commis- 
sioners of  Customs)  that  the  Acts  of  this  country  are 
valid  only  for  one  year  after  passing,  unless  the  royal 
assent  to  them  has  been  given.  Some  have  declared 
this  to  be  the  expressed  opinion  of  the  Commission- 
ers, who  we  are  sure  cannot  have  altered  it.  The 
busiest  of  these  malicious  persons  is  Captain  Roger 
Jones,  sometime  a  resident  here  but  now  of  London, 
as  enclosed  letter  shows  (see  No.  1979).  He  is  a 
man  who  from  nothing  pretends  to  have  risen  in  a 
few  years  to  great  estate,  and  as  he  left  this  country 
refusing  to  serve  in  any  office  or  take  any  oath,  we 
will  inform  you  as  to  his  character.  He  came  out  as 
a  soldier  under  Lord  Culpeper,  and  was  by  him  made 
Captain  of  a  small  sloop  which  was  manned  to  carry 
twelve  men  and  crews  in  prevention  of  illicit  traders. 
But  having  early  learned  to  cheat,  he  never  had 
more  than  eight  men,  though  he  received  pay  for  12, 
for  which,  as  well  as  for  entertaining  pirates.  Lord 
Culpeper  tried  to  call  him  to  account.  This  is  the 
foundation  of  his  great  estate,  this  and  his  trade  with 
the  pirate  Davies,  to  whom  he  is  said  to'have  struck 
the  King's  colours.  But  seeing  that  he  was  one  of 
themselves  they  dismissed  him  with  a  present  of 
French  wines,  as  was  credibly  reported  at  the  time. 

-^  1 6  Capt.  Roger  Jones. 


We  beg  you  to  take  measures  for  suppressing  these 
reports.  Signed.  Fr.  Nicholson,  William  Byrd, 
Jno.  Lear,  Edw.  Hill,  Hen.  Whitinge,  E.  Jennings, 
Chr.  Robinson,  Hen.  Hartwell. " 

"1692.  Jan.  I.  1979.  Roger  Jones  to  Peter 
Perry.  If  the  Government  of  Virginia  insist  on  their 
duty  on  skins,  and  nothing  is  done  on  our  behalf  by 
the  English  government,  order  all  our  skins  to  be 
packed  in  hogsheads  and  keep  them  till  further  orders. 
The  Commissioners  of  Customs  have  drawn  up  a 
very  favorable  report,  so  that  we  can  draw  out  our 
goods.  Besides,  they  have  decided  that  no  law  is  in 
force  in  the  Colony  for  more  than  a  year  without  the 
Royal  Assent  being  then  known,  so  that  presumably 
all  goods  shipped  after  the  expiration  of  a  year  from 
the  date  of  the  law  will  be  exempt.  However,  use 
your  own  judgment.  1  am  not  for  contending  with 
any  Government  where  there  is  any  pretense  of  reg- 
ularity, though  I  would  not  lose  my  rights  as  a  free 
English  subject.  Beaver  is  miserably  low  at  5s.  and 
Cub  not  above  2s.  3d.  per  lb.  Otter,  unless  very 
large  and  black,  will  not  fetch  above  4s.  to  6s.,  not 
indeed  the  price  of  good  raccoon,  unless  large  and  in 
prime.  Tobacco  also  is  miserably  low.  See  that  no 
more  is  sent.  Signed.  Roger  Jones,  i  p.  Cer- 
tificate added  below  to  the  genuineness  of  Roger 
Jones'  hand.      Signed.      Pr.  Perry,  7  July,  1692." 

"Sept.  19.  2481.  Journal  of  Lords  of  Trade  and 
Plantations.     *  *  Letter  from  the  Council  of  Virginia 

Capt,  Roger  Jones.  317 

of  6  July  read  (see  2318)-      Ordered  that  Captain 
Jones  do  attend  next  meeting  of  Committee." 

"Sept.  19.  2485.  Order  of  William  Blathwayt  for 
Capt.  Ro^er  Jones  to  be  summoned  to  the  meeting 
of  Lords  of  Trade  and  Plantation  on  the  22nd  of 

"Oct.  1 1.  2545.  Journal  of  Lords  of  Trade  and 
Plantations.  *  *  *  Captain  Jones  attended,  and 
explaining  that  he  intended  nothing  against  the  Gov- 
ernment of  Virginia,  was  dismissed." 

And  so  the  fiasco  ended.  Let  us  hope  that  nobody 
was  hurt  any  worse  than  they  appear  to  have  been. 
In  York  Co.  Records,  1684- 1685,  there  are  various 
entries  of  judgments  in  favor  of  Roger  Jones,  of 
which  I  give  three  examples,  to  wit : 

"Judgment  is  granted  Capt.  Roger  Jones  against 
Alexander  Anderson  for  the  payment  of  One  pound 
tenn  shilhngs  ster.  to  be  paid  according  to.  ..  .spe- 
cialltie  which  he  is  ordered  to  pay  with  costs  als. 
Execution " 

"An  order  against  the  Sher.  is  granted  Capt. 
Roger  Jones  Assignee  Mary  Dyer  for  the  non  appear- 
ance of  Xopher  Hurt,  returnable  to  the  next  court 
according  to  Law  for  Judgm't." 

"Judgment  is  granted  Capt.  Roger  Jones  against 
Mr.  Willm.  Clopton  for  the  present  paymn't  of  fouer 

3 1 8  Capt.  Roger  Jones. 

hundred  Seaventy  and  one  pounds  of  tobacco  and 
cask,  being  in  full  ballance  of  acc'ts  between  them 
which  he  is  ordered  to  pay  with  costs  als.  Ex'c." 

I  have  added  one  other  letter  from  Wm.  Fitzhugh, 
which,  from  the  order  of  its  succession  among  his 
published  letters,  was  written  in  December,  1693. 
to  wit : 

' '  Dear  Sir  : 

At  James  Town.  I  received  about  the  3d  Nov'r 
and  a  small  time  after  Capt.  Brent  and  myself 
received  the  powers  and  Instructions  from  the  Pro- 
prietor, of  which  we  gave  you  an  account,  by  Ship 
then  ready  to  go  out,  which  I  hope  by  this  time  you 
have  receiv'd.  At  my  coming  home  which  was  about 
the  last  of  Nov'r  I  received  two  more  from  you  that 
came  by  Capt.  Jones  in  the  Davis  of  Bristol,  wherein 
you  are  pleased  to  repeat  your  kindness  in  your  Kind 
Recommends  to  the  Proprietor,  for  which  I  heartily 
thank  you,  and  shall  endeavor  to  serve  &  accommo- 
date their  Interest,  (which  really  at  present  lyes 
under  ver}^  great  confusion  &  Distraction  by  reason 
of  the  incapacity  of  Coll.  Ludwell's  Deputy  and  the 
opposition  of  the  Government  very  ill  managed)  that 
I  hope  they  may  suddenly  reap  profit  thereby  and 
yourself  no  disreputation  for  your  kindness.  As  to 
Mr.  Sherwood's  business  Capt.  Brent  &  myself  ap- 
peared for  you  in  the  General  Court  and  cast  him, 
making  it  manifest  that  the  debt  claimed  by  him  was 

Capt.  Roger  Jones,  319 

never  assumed  by  you  by  which  means  you  are 
cleared  from  that  clamour,  but  you  had  not  so  good 
success  in  Capt.  Mason's  business,  the  reasons  I  sup- 
pose Capt.  Brent  will  write  you  at  large;  to  that  shall 
refer.  As  to  shipping  Tob'o  we  have  not  one  London 
Ship  in  our  whole  River,  so  no  possibility  of  getting 
freight,  which  I  earnestly  endeavoured  but  could  not, 
Capt.  Braines  whom  you  depended  upon  for  freight 
came  no  nearer  us  than  James  River,  where  Tob'o  is 
not  so  scarce  as  to  invite  him  to  send  up  to  us  for 
Tob'o.  We  are  just  now  fitting  &  Marshalling  out 
our  Receivers  about  the  Quit  Rents,  and  if  we  can 
get  any  Tob'o  ready  before  Jones  is  full,  shall  endeav- 
our to  get  what  we  can  in  him  and  assign  it  to  you  ; 
this  I  don't  absolutely  say  but  only  hope  within  this 
month  or  six  weeks  we  shall  be  able  to  give  them 
some  account  of  their  affairs,  in  which  we  have  never 
been  idle  since  empowered.  When  I  have  told  you 
your  success  against  Sherwood  the  Privateer's  Ingrat- 
itude will  better  pass.  Pray  Sr  by  the  first  cpnven- 
iency  let  me  have  the  happiness  of  hearing  from  you, 
as  you  may  assure  yourself  you  shall  by  all  opportu- 
nitys.  Pray  in  your  next  direct  me  where  directly  to 
direct  to  you.     I  am  Your  Wff. 

To  Capt.  Roger  Jones." 

320  Col,  Frederick  Jones. 



The  book,  as  at  first  published,  contained  all  the 
information  I  then  possessed  of  either  this  gentleman 
or  his  descendants,  and  I  had  apparently  exhausted 
every  avenue  of  information  open  to  me.  It  was  not 
until  many  years  later  that  I  came  into  communica- 
tion with  sources  from  which  I  gradually  collected 
the  new  matter  contained  in  this  Supplement.  As 
previously  stated,  in  a  deed  of  release  executed  by 
him  to  his  brother  Thomas,  dated  July  20,  1708,  in 
which  he  releases  his  interest  in  640  acres  of  land  in 
New  Kent  County,  he  is  described  as  "Frederick 
Jones  of  the  County  of  James  City  Gent."  The 
Colonial  Records  of  North  Carolina  show  that  he 
was  in  that  State  as  early  as  July,  1703,  when  he 
was  referred  to  as  "Mr.  Fred'k  Jones  Late  of  Lon- 
don." Th.t  North  Carolina  Historical  and  Genealog- 
ical Register,  by  Hathaway,  notes  a  record  of  sever- 
al suits  pending  in  the  courts  of  that  State  at  an  early 
date,  in  which  he  appears  as  plaintiff.  Thus:  (Feb., 
1702-3)  "Mr.  Fred'k  Jones  of  James  City  County  in 
Virginia  als  Mr.  Fred  Jones  and  Company  Mer- 
chants in  London  against  Thomas  Dereham  of  Pam- 
lico in  y^  County  of  Bath  in  y^  Government  of  North 
Carolina  in  an  action,"  &c.  Again  (1697):  "Fred- 
erick Jones  and  Julius  Deeds,  Merchants  of  London, 

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Assignees  of  Robert  Harrison  of  York  Co.,  Va.," 
against  Wm.  Duckinfield.  Various  patents  for  land, 
embracing  several  thousand  acres,  were  granted  to 
him  in  North  Carolina,  and  in  a  division  of  some  of 
this  land  among  his  descendants  as  late  as  1805, 
there  are  references  to  "a  patent  granted  to  Freder- 
ick Jones,  called  South  Wales. "  He  may  have  called 
it  South  Wales  because  his  ancestors  originally  came 
from  that  section  of  Wales.  As  late  as  17 10,  his 
name  continues  to  appear  as  one  of  the  vestry  of  old 
Bruton  Church  at  Wilhamsburg,  but  it  is  probable 
that  about  this  time  he  located  permanently  in  North 
Carolina.  We  do  not  know  when  or  where  he  mar- 
ried, whether  in  England,  Virginia,  or  North  Caro- 
lina. His  coat-of-arms  found  on  his  will,  1722,  im- 
pale Harding,  and  his  eldest  son  was  named  Wm. 
Harding,  from  which  it  is  strongly  to  be  inferred  that 
he    married   *Jane    Harding.      His   eldest   daughter 

*Several  years  prior  to  his  death,  Mr.  J.  R.  B.  Hathaway,  a  genealo- 
gist, of  Edenton,  N.  C,  called  ray  attention  to  the  record  of  a  deed  exe- 
cuted by  Fred'k  Jones  in  1720-1,  to  his  "grandson"  Alexander  Cotton, 
for  eight  hundred  acres  of  land  on  which  his  father,  John  Cotton,  then 
resided,  and  when  recently  in  Edenton  I  examined  carefully  the  record 
of  this  deed  and  came  to  the  conclusion  that  the  recorder  of  the  deed,  in 
copying  it  on  the  record,  had  mistaken  the  words  "godson"  in  the  orig- 
inal deed  for  "grandson,"  The  record  recites  a  consideration  of  seventy 
pounds  paid  by  John  Cotton,  the  father,  and  conveys  the  land  to  John 
Cotton  and  his  wife,  Martha  Cotton,  during  their  joint  lives  and  the  life 
of  the  survivor,  remainder  to  Alexander  Cotton,  son  of  the  said  John  and 
Martha  Cotton.  It  nowhere  refers  to  the  wife  as  a  daughter  of  the 
grantor,  which  it  almost  certaiuly  would  have  done  if  she  had  been  his 
daughter,  and  in  every  respect  appears  to  have  been  a  conveyance  as 
much  for  the  benefit  of  John  Cotton  as  for  the  benefit  of  his  wife.  In 
John  Cotton's  will,  which  I  also  examined  at  Raleigh,  he  mentions  his 
children,  none  of  whom  bore  names  common  in  the  Jones  family,  and 
mentions  several  "younger  children,"  but  does  not  include  Alexander  as 
one  of  them,  and  there  is  nothing  to  indicate  that  he  had  been  previous- 
ly married  or  that  his  wife  Martha  was  not  the  mother  of  all  of  his  ten 

322  Col.  Frederick  Jones. 

was  named  Jane.  I  recently  (Feb.,  191 1)  saw  his 
original  will  in  the  Secretary  of  State's  office  at  Ra- 
leigh and  with  a  good  magnifying  glass  carefully  ex- 
amined the  seal  impression  of  his  coat-of-arms.  The 
impression  of  his  arms  on  the  will  proper  is  remarka- 
bly clear  and  perfectly  preserved,  even  to  the  ex- 
tent of  showing  the  expression  on  the  children's 
faces,  and  showing  that  the  halftone  picture  of  it  in 
the  book  is  an  exact  reproduction  of  the  seal  im- 
pression. The  codicil  was  apparently  stamped  with 
the  same  seal,  but  the  impression  is  so  defaced  by  the 
blistering  and  chipping  off  of  the  wax  that  none  of  the 
figures  are  discernible  and  scarcely  more  than  some 
of  the  scroll  work  remains  to  indicate  that  it  was  so 
stamped.  Both  he  and  his  brother  Thomas  of  Vir- 
ginia, like  their  father  before  them,  were  active  men 
from  the  time  they  landed  in  the  colony  of  Virginia 
in  1702.  In  1705,  by  act  of  the  Colonial  Council  of 
Virginia,  he  is  named  with  Governor  Nott,  Edmund 
Jennings,  Philip  Ludwell,  William  Byrd,  Benjamin 
Harrison,  Jr.,  Henry  Tyler,  David  Bray,  Archibald 
Blair,    &c. ,    "to  direct  and  order  the  laying-out  of 

or  twelve  children.  His  will  was  probated  in  1728.  If  Martha,  the  wife, 
had  been  a  daughter  of  Fred'k  Jones,  it  is  improbable  that  he  would 
have  singled  out  one  of  his  grandchildren  and  made  no  mention  of  or 
provision  for  the  others,  but  this  might  very  well  have  been  the  case  if 
Alexander  were  his  godson  and  the  seventy  pounds  paid  as  a  considera- 
tion was  meant  to  reduce  the  value  of  the  gift  to  him  to  an  estate  in  re- 
mainder. It  is  improbable  that  Fred'k  Jones  had  two  daughters  living 
named  Martha,  and  it  is  certain  that  John  Cotton's  wife  could  not  have 
been  the  only  Martha  mentioned  as  a  child  in  Fred'k  Jones'  will;  for  she 
was  a  mere  child  when  her  father  died,  in  1722,  and  was  still  a  mere 
child,  at  school  in  Williamsburg,  several  years  afterward.  The  Cotton 
or  Gotten  family,  for  it  is  supposed  to  be  the  same  name,  are  reputed  to 
be  of  distinguished  lineage. 

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lots  and  streets  '  and  establish  rules  "for  the  more 
regular  and  orderly  building  of  the  houses  "in  Williams- 
burg. His  name  appears  frequently  in  the  Colonial 
Records  of  North  Carolina.  In  1711  he  was  a 
member  of  the  Colonial  Assembly  of  North  Carolina. 
Again,  November  17,  1715,  members  of  the  Assem- 
bly: "In  the  Lower  House — Edward  Moseley, 
Esq.,  Speaker,  Capt.  Fred.  Jones,  Capt.  Nicho. 
Crisp,  Capt.  Henry  Bonner,  Major  Robt.  West," 
&c.  In  1712  his  house  was  attacked  by  the  Tusca- 
rora  Indians,  as  appears  in  a  letter  from  President 
Pollock  to  the  Governor  of  South  Carolina  (Pollock's 
Letter  Book),  to  wit:  "The  Indians  lately  have  killed 
one  man  (at)  Readings  Fort;  and  to  the  number 
of  about  200  of  them  assaulted  it,  but  were  beaten 
off  with  the  loss  of  about  five  of  their  men,  and  did 
little  damage,  only  burned  a  sloop  that  lay  by  the 
fort.  Likewise  some  of  them  have  burnt  the  houses 
upon  four  plantations  towards  the  mouth  of  Pamtico 
River,  and  attacked  Capt.  Jones'  house,  but  were 
beat  off,  none  killed  of  our  people."  A  picture  show- 
ing the  site  of  his  house,  a  few  hundred  yards  from 
the  Bay  and  close  to  the  present  town  of  Edenton, 
appears  in  the  book.  On  January  21,  1 715-16,  Gov- 
ernor Eden,  Governor-General,  &c.,  of  North  Caro- 
lina, and  his  Council  of  State  met  at  "the  house  of 
Capt.    Fred'k  Jones  in  Chowan." 

"Att  a  Council  holden,"  &c.,  &c.,   "on  Thursday 
y^  15th  day  of  November,  1716. 

324  Col.  Frederick  Jones. 

"Cap'n  Frederick  Jones  presented  to  this  Board  a 
deputacon  from  Lady  Blake  Guardian  of  Joseph 
Blake  one  of  the  True  and  Absolute  Lds  proprietors 
of  Carolina  thereby  appointing  him  to  be  Dep'y  to 
y^  said  Joseph  Blake  which  was  read  allowed  and 
ordered  to  be  recorded, 

"Then  the  said  Capt.  Fred'k  Jones  took  and  sub- 
scribed the  Severall  Oathes  by  law  appointed  to  be 
taken  for  his  Qualifycation  and  tooke  his  place  at  y^ 
Board  Accordingly."  He  was  still  a  Deputy  and 
met  with  the  Board  as  late  as  May  27,  17 19. 

From  Pollock's  Letter  Book,  February  10,  17 17- 
18:  "Yours  of  the  4th  instant  came  to  hand  the 
loth  and  Capt.  Jones  had  been  over  here  the  day  be- 
fore with  two  proclamations  for  liberty  of  exporting 
grain"  (wheat).  Council  Meeting,  Oct.  30,  17 18: 
"  It  is  therefore  Ordered  that  ffred  Jones  Esqr  Coll 
William  Reed  and  Capt.  Richd  Sanderson  or  any 
two  of  them  be  and  are  hereby  appointed  Commis- 
sioners for  that  purpose  [to  adjust  the  dividing  line 
between  Virginia  and  North  Carolina]  who  with  the 
Suveyor  General  on  the  loth  of  May  next  ensuing  are 
to  proceed  to  lay  out  a  line  between  the  two  Govern- 
ment agreeable  and  according  to  the  Instruments 
Signed  by  both  Governors  afors'd."  *  *  * 

"Att  a  Council  holden  at  the  house  of  Mr.  Chief 
Justice  Jones,  December  30,  1718. 

"Ordered  the  Secretary  prepare  a  Letter  to  be 
sent  to  the  Lords  Prop'trs  for  recommending  Fred'k 
Jones,  Esqr.   to  be  Chief  Justice  of  this    province." 

Col.  Frederick  Jones.  325 

He  continued  to  be  Chief  Justice  of  North  Carolina 
until,  apparently,  his  health  began  to  decline,  for  his 
will  is  dated  April  9,  1722,  and  he  died  prior  to 
July  7th  following,  and  was  succeeded  by  Chief  Justice 
Gale  in  March,  1722.  He  succeeded  Tobias  Knight 
as  Chief  Justice,  who  had  been  removed  because  of 
his  suspected  complicity  in  the  piracies  of  Teach,  the 
notorious  Black  Beard.  He  passed  freely  back  and 
forth  between  North  Carolina  and  Virginia.  Like 
his  brother  Thomas,  of  Virginia,  he  appears  to  have 
been  a  supporter  of  Gov.  Spotswood's  administration, 
and  may  have  been  instrumental  in  inducing  that  ex- 
ecutive to  interfere  in  behalf  of  North  Carolina  inter- 
ests, the  coast  of  which  was  then  greatly  infested  with 
pirates.  It  was  this  Governor  that  sent  Lieut.  May- 
nard  and  his  boats  around,  in  17 18,  and  killed  Black 
Beard  and  captured  most  of  his  crew.  He  was  ac- 
tive in  the  Indian  wars,  and  about  this  time  his  name 
begins  to  appear  in  official  correspondence  as  Capt. 
Fred'k  Jones.  In  Gov.  Pollock's  letters  his  name 
frequently  appears.  In  one  of  his  letters  to  Gov. 
Spotswood,  in  1712,  referring  to  an  important  matter 
connected  with  the  conduct  of  the  Indian  war,  he 
says,  "of  which  Capt.  Jones  can  give  the  best  ac- 
count." His  wife  died  in  1719,  as  appears  from  the 
following  entry  on  the  records :  '  'At  a  Court  of  Oyer 
and  Terminer  held  at  the  Court  House  in  Chowan 
Presinct,  March  31st,  17 19.  Chief  Justice  Fred'k 
Jones  absent  on  account  of  the  death  of  his  Lady. " 
Court   adjourned.       He    owned,    to   the  day   of  his 


2  6  Col.  Frederick  Jones. 

death,  a  valuable  landed  estate  in  King  William 
County,  Virginia,  which  was  purchased  of  his  sons  by 
his  brother  Thomas.  It  is  certain  that  his  children 
were  all  minors  at  the  time  of  his  death.  Two  of 
his  daughters,  Martha  and  Rebecca,  appear  to  have 
been  very  young  at  that  time.  All  three  of  his  sons 
were  at  school  in  Williamsburg  in  1719,  as  may  be 
seen  in  the  facsimile  of  an  account  for  books  furnish- 
ed them  while  at  school.  The  sons  continued  at 
school  in  Virginia,  the  girls  were  brought  there  soon 
after  their  father's  death,  and  all  continued  to  live  in 
Virginia  for  several  years.  Martha  and  Rebecca 
boarded  with  Mrs.  Benj.  Weldon,  who  seems  to  have 
had  them  in  especial  charge,  and  in  the  account  of 
her  or  her  husband,  presented  in  1727  for  boarding 
them  from  Nov.  20,  1724,  is  this  item,  "To  my 
Journey  to  North  Carolina  to  bring  the  children  to 
Virga."  Among  our  family  papers  are  several  ac- 
counts against  the  "Estate  of  Col.  Fred'k  Jones"  for 
goods  furnished  the  children,  in  Virginia,  one  as  late 
as  1728,  and  the  items  appearing  against  Martha  and 
Rebecca  are  always  charged  as  ' '  childs  stockings, " 
"girles  Shoes"  to  "Martha"  and  "Rebecca,"  while 
Jane  is  charged  with  "womens  Shoes"  and  is  referred 
to  as  "Miss  Jenny,"  or  rather  "  Mrs."  Jenny.  In  an 
account  for  1726  there  is  a  single  item  of  "6  Pair  of 
Womens  Lamb  Gloves  p  Mrs  Jenny";  while,  about 
the  same  time,  Wm.  Harding,  the  eldest  son,  had 
acquired  an  interesting  variety  of  wigs,  was  running 
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Many  years  later,  Jane  was  to  become  the  wife  of 
Mr.  Speaker  Swann,  one  of  the  most  considerable 
men  in  the  colony  of  North  Carolina,  and  still  many 
years  later  was  to  be  written  of  by  him  as  "one  of 
the  best  of  wives."  It  does  not  appear  when  they 
returned  to  North  Carolina.  In  the  summer  of  1728, 
Fred'k  was  visiting  in  England,  and  Bristol  seems 
to  have  been  his  base.  The  oldest  child  of  their 
uncle  Thomas  in  Virginia  was  not  born  until  Christ- 
mas day,  1726,  and  was  doubtless  too  much  preoc- 
cupied with  his  own  immediate  affairs  to  give  his 
cousins  the  attention  due  them. 

Chief  Justice  Jones  lived  and  died  at  his  home 
called  "  Hayes,"  just  out  of  Edenton,  on  that  part  of 
Albemarle  Sound  known  as  Edenton  Bay,  the  tract 
containing  twelve  hundred  acres  and  forming  a  pen- 
insula almost  entirely  surrounded  by  water  and  sepa- 
rated from  the  town  site  by  a  narrow  stream  known 
as  Queen  Anne's  Creek.  He  purchased  it  of  Ed- 
ward Smith  wick,  1703-5,  and  in  his  will  devised  it  to 
his  eldest  son,  Wm.  Harding  Jones,  who,  dying 
without  issue,  it  passed,  under  the  entail,  to  his 
brothers,  Frederick  and  Thomas.  Thomas  and 
Harding  Jones,  the  latter  being  the  only  surviving 
heir  of  Frederick,  sold  Hayes  in  1757,  having  ob- 
tained an  act  of  the  Legislature  docking  the  entail, 
reserving,  however,  "one  eighth  part  of  an  acre  in- 
cluding in  the  middle  or  center  thereof  the  burying 
place  or  graves  of  the  ancestors  or  family  of  the  said 
Thos.  Jones  and  Harding  Jones."     In   1765  it  came 

328  Col.  Frederick  Jones. 

into  the  possession  of  Gov.  Samuel  Johnston  who, 
in  1 80 1,  built  the  present  beautiful  residence  on  it, 
near  the  site  of  the  old  building.  I  recently  visited 
Hayes  and  found,  as  the  present  owner,  Mr.  Wood, 
had  written  me,  that  the  foundation  outlines  of  the 
old  house  are  still  plainly  visible  and  indicate  that  it 
must  have  been  a  considerable  mansion.  It  is  still 
known  by  its  old  name,  Hayes,  and  is  regarded  as 
being  one  of  the  most  interesting  of  the  historic  homes 
of  the  South.  While  in  Edenton,  accompanied  by  a 
local  photographer  I  crossed  the  little  bridge  that  spans 
Queen  Anne's  Creek  and  obtained  a  photograph, 
from  which  the  halftone  print  in  the  book  was  made, 
which  shows  the  cluster  of  trees,  mostly  cedars,  that 
marks  the  exact  site  of  old  Hayes,  the  frame  over 
the  old  well,  and  a  glimpse  of  Edenton  Bay,  four  or 
five  hundred  yards  distant. 

Issue  of  (3)  Frederick^  and  Jane  (Harding) 



(5)  William'*  Harding   Jones,    who   was  educated 
at  Williamsburg,   Va.,   and  married,    most  likely  in 

North    Carolina,    Ann ?     When    I    stated 

elsewhere  that  he  was  probably  educated  in  New 
England,  I  evidently  confused  him  with  his  nephew, 
Harding  Jones.  He  was  at  school  in  WiUiamsburg 
as  late  as  1728,  and  died  without  surviving  issue  in 
1732,   probably  at  Hayes,  which  he  received  under 











Col.  Frederick  Jones.  329 

his  father's  will.  His  will,  which  I  recentl}^  saw  in 
the  Secretary  of  State's  office  at  Raleigh,  is  sealed 
with  a  coat-of-arms,  but  only  the  outlines  of  the 
lower  part  of  the  shield  is  discernible,  which  in  shape 
and  size  is  the  same  with  that  on  his  father's  will. 
He  devised  to  his  wife  four  thousand  acres  of  land  on 
Roanoke  River  in  Bertie  Precinct,  besides  a  life 
estate  in  the  ' '  house  and  plantation  whereon  I  now 
live " — and  other  property,  ' '  Excepting  y^  family 
pictures  and  Coat  of  Arms  which  I  give  to  my  well 
beloved  brother  Frederick  Jones."  The  family  pic- 
tures possibly  included  the  picture  of  his  grandfather, 
Capt.  Roger  Jones,  which  the  latter  devised  to  his 
son  Frederick. 

(6)  Frederick''  Jones.  In  Colonial  Records  his 
name  appears  among  the  members  of  the  Assembly 
that  met  at  Newbern,  Feb.  6,  1738  ;  and,  again,  he 
appears  as  one  of  the  justices  of  the  peace  for  Chowan 
County,  in  1739.  He  died  intestate,  leaving  a  wife, 
Mary,  who  it  is  supposed  was  a  daughter  of  the  elder 
Jeremiah  Vail,  and  two  sons,  (448)  Harding^  Jones 
and  (449)  Frederick^  Jones.  His  widow  married 
William  Wilson,  by  whom  she  had  a  daughter, 
Elizabeth,  who  married  Richard  Spaight  and  became 
the  mother  of  Richard  Dobbs  Spaight,  the  first  native 
of  North  Carolina  to  become  Governor  of  his  State. 
As  the  widow  of  Wm.  Wilson,  on  Jan.  4,  1747,  this 
lady,  who  must  have  been  an  attractive  woman  to 
have  married  so  often  and  so  worthily,  entered  into 

330  Col.  Frederick  Jones. 

a  marriage  contract  with  "Roger  Moore  Esqr.  of 
New  Hanover  County, "  whom  she  accordingly  mar- 
ried, which  recites  that  ' '  Whereas  the  said  Mary  also, 
as  administratrix  of  her  former  Husband  Frederick 
Jones  Gent.,  and  as  executrix  of  her  late  Husband 
William  Wilson  Esqr.,  as  also  in  her  own  Right,  and 
as  guardian  of  her  children,  is  possessed  of  other 
valuable  estate, "  etc.  In  an  instrument  dated  Sept. 
29,  1759.  her  name  appears  as  "Mary  Moore  of 
Craven  County,  widow";  and  in  a  deed  of  1763,  she 
refers  to  herself  as  ' '  Mary  Moore  widow  and  Relict 
of  Roger  Moore  Esqr.  Deceased."  I  suppose  this 
was  Roger  Moore  of  Orton,  who  is  sometimes  referred 
to  as  "  King  "  Roger.  We  have  an  account  of  the 
entertainment  afforded  at  Orton,  given  by  a  young 
English  gentleman  who  visited  the  Cape  Fear  settle- 
ment in  1734,  to  wit  :  "We  dined  there  [old  Bruns- 
wick] that  afternoon./  Mr.  Roger  Moore,  hearing  we 
had  come,  was  so  kind  as  to  send  fresh  horses  for  us 
to  come  up  to  his  house,  which  we  did  and  were 
kindly  received  by  him,  he  being  the  chief  gentleman 
in  all  Cape  Fear.  His  house  is  built  of  brick  and 
exceedingly  pleasantly  situated  about  two  miles  from 
the  town  and  about  half  a  mile  from  the  river." 

In  1756,  (16)  Frederick  Jones  of  Virginia  went  to 
North  Carolina  to  visit  his  cousins,  and  while  in  New- 
bern  wrote  a  letter  to  his  mother  in  Virginia,  describ- 
ing his  visit  and  the  reception  he  received  at  the 
hands  of  his  kinspeople,  in  which  he  says  :  "The 
Governor  is  a  very  agreeable  well  bred  Gentleman. 

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(3)  Col.  Fred'k  Jones'  three  sons,  then  at  school  in  Williamsburg.  Va. 

Concluded  on  page  332. 

Col.  Frederick  Jones .  331 

I  have  had  the  honour  of  dining  with  him  several 
times,  &  am  by  Invitation  with  Mrs.  Moore's  Family 
to  pay  him  a  Visit  to  morrow  ;  they  are  very  intimate 
and  as  her  Family  are  principal  People  here ;  have 
met  with  a  vast  deal  of  Civility  &  been  kindly  treated 
&  entertained  by  the  best  Gentlemen  in  the  place. 
*  *  *  Mrs.  Moore's  Daughter  (Miss  Wilson)  was 
married  about  a  fortnight  before  I  got  into  Newbern 
to  an  Irish  Gentleman  without  a  Fortune;  she  is  sup- 
pos'd  to  be  worth  fifteen  Thousand  Pounds  Sterling 
at  the  most  moderate  Computation  ;  Her  Mother  & 
the  Family  were  very  much  against  it,  but  as  her 
Fortune  was  at  her  own  disposal  she  imprudently 
declared  she  would  have  him  &  'twas  not  in  their 
Power  to  prevent  it."  The  "  Irish  Gentleman  "  was 
the  Hon.  Richard  Spaight,  and  from  this  marriage 
descended  two  governors  of  North  Carolina,  both 
named  Richard  Dobbs  Spaight. 

II.  (449)  Fredericks  Jones,  the  younger  of  the  sons, 
never  married.  He  died  early,  and  in  his  will,  which 
begins,  "I,  Frederick  Jones  of  Craven  County, 
Gentle.,"  devised  his  property  to  his  mother  and 

I.  (448)  Hardings  Jones,  the  elder  son,  graduated 
from  Yale  College  in  1756,  and  on  Oct.  17th  of  that 
year  married  Mary,  daughter  of  Captain  John  Whit- 
ing of  Middleton  and  Newport,  Rhode  Island,  and 
his  wife  Phebe  Greenman,  then  the  widow  of  Amos 
Hallam.  Among  the  various  provisions  of  his  will, 
which  begins,  'T,  Harding  Jones,  of  Craven  County, 

332  Col.  Frederick  Jones. 

in  North  Carolina,  Gentleman,"  this  item  appears  : 
"Also  I  give  my  Family  Pictures  and  Coat  of  Arms  to 
the  Eldest  Son  of  my  Uncle  Thomas  Jones." 
(i6)  Frederick  Jones  in  his  letter  of  1756,  to  which  I 
have  referred,  says:  "My  Cousin  Harding  has  just 
returned  from  New  England  (where  he  has  been  for 
Education  several  years  past)  with  a  very  agreeable 
fine  young  Woman  to  his  Wife."  This  was  Mary 
Whiting.  There  is  a  college  sketch  of  him  in  Dex- 
ter's  Yale  Biographies  and  Anjials,  which,  in  part, 
says:  "  Harding  Jones  is  said  by  President  Stiles  to 
have  been  'descended  of  an  honorable  and  opulent 
Family  in  (Newbern). North  Carolina';  and  the  same, 
author,  who  was  his  tutor  in  College,  testified  of  him 
that  '  Gravity  and  Sobriety  were  his  natural  char- 
acteristics— addicted  to  no  Vice — a  man  of  Probity 
and  Virtue'  *  *  *  He  was  naturally  of  a  Slender 
Constitution,  and  after  a  long  struggle  with  Consump- 
tion he  died  at  Newport  on  April  15,  1759,  at  the  age 
of  20."  His  age  is  somewhat  understated  in  the 
sketch.  At  the  time  of  his  death  he  had  but  the  one 
child,  (450)  Mary*^  Jones,  mentioned  in  his  will,  but 
in  a  codicil  of  the  same  date  he  provides  for  the 
possible  birth  of  a  posthumous  child,  which  should 
share  jointly  and  equally  in  the  property  left  to  his 
daughter.  This  child,  a  son,  was  born,  was  named 
(451)  Frederick^  Harding  Jones,  and  by  that  name 
was  baptized  in  Rhode  Island,  as  the  following  record 
shows  {Rhode  Island  Vital  Records,  Vol.  8,  p.  447): 

'f  ^  ^' 

Col.  Frederick  Jones.  333 

"Jones  Frederick  Harding — of  Harding  & 
Mary  Jones.     May  4,  1760." 

On  Dec.  5,  1761,  his  widow  executed  a  power  of 
attorney  to  her  father,  "John  Whiting  of  New  Port 
aforesaid  Gentleman,"  which  begins,  "  I  Mary  Jones 
of  New  Port  in  the  County  of  Newport,  in  the  Col- 
ony of  Rhode  Island  and  Providence  Plantation, 
widow,"  and  authorizes  him  to  transact  all  of  her 
business  in  North  Carolina.  Shortly  afterward,  John 
Whiting  appointed  John  Fonville  of  Craven  County, 
N,  C,  attorney  in  his  stead.  On  Sept.  14,  1764, 
she  had  become  the  wife  of  "Richard  Ellis  of  New- 
bern,  Merchant";  and  on  Feb.  21,  1767,  they  join  in 
a  lease  for  twelve  years  of  land  belonging  to  the 
estate  of  her  former  husband — "between  Richard 
Ellis,  Esqr.  of  Newbern  and  Mary  his  wife  widow  & 
Relict  of  Harding  Jones  Esqr.  late  of  Craven  County 
in  said  Province  Deceased  &  Mother  &  guardian  of 
Mary  Jones  a  minor  only  Daughter  &  Heir  of  the 
said  Harding  Jones,"  of  the  one  part.  Professor 
Dexter  writes  me  that  she  died,  as  Mrs.  Ellis,  in 
Newbern,  in  December,   1784. 

The  daughter,  (450)  Mary^  Jones,  became  the 
second  wife  of  Gov.  Abner  Nash  and  bore  him  sev- 
eral children  of  whom  Chief  Justice  Frederick  Nash 
was  one.  An  obligation  submitted  to  me  by  Mr. 
Frank  Nash  of  Hillsboro,  dated  June  19,  1776,  re- 
cites that  "Whereas  Disputes  were  likely  to  arise 
between  the  said  Richard  Ellis  &  Mary  his  wife  on 

334  ^0^'  Frederick  Jones. 

the  one  part,  and  Abner  Nash  Esqr.  and  Mary  his 
wife  on  the  other  part,  of  an  concerning  the  property 
of  certain  negroe  Slaves  late  the  property  of  Freder- 
ick Jones  Esqr.  of  this  Craven  County  deceased,"  &c. 
Gov.  Nash's  will,  executed  during  his  last  illness,  is 
dated  New  York,  Nov.  22,  1786.  A  deed  recorded 
at  Newbern  recites  that  an  execution  against  his 
estate  had  been  levied  on  certain  slaves  "in  no  ways 
liable  for  the  debts  of  their  father,"  and  names  the 
children  to  whom  they  belonged,  viz.:  (452)  Ann^ 
Nash,  (453)  Betsey^  Nash,  (454)  Frederick^  Nash, 
(455)  Fanny7  Nash,  and  (456)  Maria^  Nash.  These 
were  evidently  all  the  children  of  his  second  wife. 
In  1788  (450)  Mary  Jones  Nash,  widow,  married 
David  Witherspoon,  son  of  Dr.  John  Witherspoon  of 
Princeton,  the  "Signer,"  and  by  him  had  one  child, 
(457)  John, 7  who,  like  his  grandfather,  became  a  dis- 
tinguished Presbyterian  divine.  The  marriage  con- 
tract is  dated  Sept.  28,  1788,  between  "David 
Witherspoon  of  the  town  of  New  Bern,  attorney  at 
law, "  and  ' '  Mary  Nash  of  the  aforesaid  place  widow. " 
The  nuncupative  will  of  Mrs.  Mary  Witherspoon 
was  admitted  to  probate  at  Newbern,  Feb.  5,  1800, 
the  witnesses  being  John  C.  Osborne  and  D.  Wither- 
spoon, the  clerk  certifying  that  it  was  reduced  to 
writing  within  three  days  after  testator's  death. 
David  Witherspoon's  will  is  dated  Oct.  24,  180 1,  at 
Princeton,  New  Jersey,  and  certified  to  North  Caro- 
lina for  record — gives  "to  my  son  John,  one  Silver 
Tea  Urn  marked  with  the  initials  of  his  grandfather 

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(3)   Col.  Fred'k  Jones'  three  sons,  then  at  school  in  Williamsburg,  Va. 

Col.  Frederick  Jones.  335 

and  grandmother's  name  'J.  E.  W.'" — nephew  John 
Witherspoon  Ramsey — to  the  Royal  Arch  Chapter  in 
New  Bern  "my  double  Barreled  Pistols" — to  Fred- 
erick Nash  my  best  gun — to  Fanny  Nash  my  horse 
Bradock — friends  Benj.  Wood,  Doctor  Osborne,  Rev. 
Thos.  Irving — "as  soon  as  the  childrens' division  of 
land  takes  place  &  my  sons  negroes  can  be  settled  on 
his  share  so  as  to  produce  him  a  sufficient  income  at 
princeton."  In  July,  18 15,  Mrs.  Witherspoon's  land 
was  allotted  to  her  children  as  follows :  To  Miss  Ann 
Nash,  Pembroke  plantation  and  adjoining  land,  644 
acres,  and  500  pounds  to  make  her  equal ;  to  Mrs. 
Elizabeth  S.  Ogden,  Silver  Springs  plantation,  1066 
acres,  in  Jones  County,  one  of  its  lines  runs  "to  the 
back  line  of  a  patent  granted  to  Frederick  Jones 
called  South  Wales  ";  to  Miss  Maria  Nash,  986  acres, 
in  Jones  County,  "to  the  back  line  of  the  South 
Wales  patent";  to  John  Witherspoon,  985  acres,  in 
Jones  County  ;  to  Frederick  Nash,  2200  acres,  in 
Jones  County.  Fanny  Nash  had  probably  died  in 
the  meantime. 

What  became  of  (451)  Frederick^  Harding  Jones, 
son  of  Harding  Jones  ?  No  trace  of  him,  by  that 
name,  has  been  found  since  his  baptism  in  New 
England  in  1760.  His  mother  married  again,  cer- 
tainly as  early  as  1 764,  and  went  to  Hve  with  her  new 
husband  in  the  distant  State  of  North  Carolina,  taking 
the  daughter  with  her;  did  she  leave  the  son  in  New 
England  to  be  reared  and  finally  adopted  by  its 
grandparents  under  the  name  Frederick  Jones  Whit- 

336  Col.  Frederick  Jones. 

ing  ?  (45 1 )  Frederick  Harding  Jones  was  a  grandson  of 
Capt.  John  Whiting,  and  we  know  that  Frederick 
Jones  Whiting  was  also  a  grandson  and  was  born 
July  5,  1759,  which  might  well  be  the  date  of  the 
birth  of  Harding  Jones'  posthumous  son.  Did  Capt.' 
Whiting  have  two  grandsons,  about  the  same  age, 
one  named  Frederick  Harding  Jones,  the  other 
Frederick  Jones  Whiting  ?  (See  introductory  letter 
to  this  Supplement.)  Frederick  Jones  Whiting  en- 
listed in  the  Revolutionary  army,  from  Rhode  Island, 
Oct.  1777,  in  Capt.  Abner  Robinson's  company.  In 
1780  he  was  a  lieutenant  of  dragoons  in  a  Connecticut 
company  of  which  Capt.  Nathaniel  Wells  of  Windham 
was  captain,  and  on  Dec.  10,  1780,  he  and  his  cap- 
tain were  taken  prisoners  by  the  British  near  Horse- 
neck.  He  is  mentioned  by  Lossing  as  one  of  the 
officers  present  at  Baron  Steuben's  headquarters 
when  Washington  signed  the  charter  of  the  order  of 
the  Cincinnati. 


(7)  Thomas*  Jones,  of  New  Hanover  County, 
married  Margaret,  daughter  of  Col.  Maurice  Moore 
and  his  wife  Elizabeth,  daughter  of  Major  Alexander 
LiUington  and  his  second  wife,  Elizabeth  Cooke. 
Col.  Moore  was  her  third  husband.  (7)  Thomas 
Jones  left  three  sons  and  six  daughters  and  a  large 
estate  in  lands,  slaves,  bonds,  and  money.  His  will 
begins,  "I  Thomas  Jones  of  New  Hanover  County 
in  the  Province  aforesaid.  Gentleman, "  is  dated  Jany. 
5,    1762,    mentions   his  children   by  name,    and   ap- 

Col.  Frederick  Jones.  337 

points  as  his  executors  his  friends  and  sons-in-law, 
Geo.  Moore,  Thos.  Merrick,  and  Job  Howe.  Devises 
to  his  children  certain  property,  "Except  the  family 
pictures  and  Coat  of  Arms  which  I  give  to  my  son 
Frederick. "  Also,  ' '  I  give  and  bequeath  to  my  said 
son  Frederick  Jones  my  clock.  Gun,  Sword,  Hangers, 
&  Buckles,  &  my  silver  shoe  buckles,  knee  buckles  & 
stock  buckle." 

I.  (458)  Frederick^  Jones,  evidently  the  eldest  son, 
married  Sarah,  daughter  of  his  brother-in-law,  Geo. 
Moore,  and  his  first  wife,  Mary  Ashe,  sister  of  Gov. 
Samuel  and  Gen.  John  Ashe.  In  his  will  Geo. 
Moore  mentions  his  daughter  Sarah  Jones,  makes 
"Frederick  Jones,  Junior,"  one  of  several  executors, 
the  active  execution  of  the  will  being  assumed  by  him 
and  testator's  son,  John  Baptista  Moore.  There  is 
a  deed  of  conveyance  to  part  of  Geo.  Moore's  estate 
"between  Fred'k  Jones  the  Younger  of  New  Hanover 
County,  Esqr.  and  Sarah  his  wife,  and  John  Baptista 
Moore  and  the  said  Frederick  Jones  as  acting  exec- 
utors of  the  last  will  and  testament  of  Geo.  Moore 
late,"  &c.,  of  the  one  part.  His  name  is  often  written 
in  the  records  Fred'k  Jones,  Junior,  or  ' '  the  Younger, " 
to  distinguish  him  from  (16)  Frederick,  son  of  Thomas 
of  Va.,  who  is  designated  Fred'k  Jones,  Senior.  In 
his  will,  which  was  probated  Jany. ,  1791,  he  gives  all 
of  his  property  to  his  wife. 

II.  (459)  Thos. 5  Jones  married  Mary,  daughter  of 
Maurice  Moore,  son  of  Nathaniel  Moore  and  nephew 
of  Col.  Maurice  Moore.     The  Moore  family  was  one 

338  Col.  Frederick  Jones. 

of  the  wealthiest  and  most  distinguished  of  the  North 
Carohna  famihes  and  came  originally  from  South 
Carolina.  Thos.  Jones'  name  appears  in  conveyances 
of  property  as  late  as  1778,  but  I  can  not  find  what 
became  of  him  or  whether  he  left  descendants. 
However,  I  had  the  same  difficulty  regarding  his 
brother  Maurice  until  quite  recently.  He  may  have 
been  the  Thos.  Jones  who  was  sheriff  of  New  Han- 
over in  1779. 

ni.  (460)  Maurice^  Jones,  youngest  son  of  (7) 
Thomas,  married  Elizabeth,  daughter  of  Jehu  Davis 
(son  of  Jehu)  and  his  wife,  Elizabeth  Eagles.  His 
residence  was  called  "Rocky  Run" — see  Waddell's 
History  of  New  Hanover.  His  children  were  :  I 
(461)  Margaret^  Jones,  who  married  Richard  Eagles 
and  had  issue,  (462)  Richard^  W.  Eagles,  (463) 
Nancy^  Eagles  who  married  Jacob  Brewster,  and 
(464)  Margaret"  Eagles  who  married  John  Brewster ; 
and  n  (465)  Sarah^  Julia  Jones,  who  was  the  second 
wife  of  Dr.  Nathaniel  Hill,  a  distinguished  physician 
and  graduate  of  Edinburgh.  They  lived  at  Rocky 
Run.  He  was  a  brother  of  John  Hill,  who  married 
(205)  Elizabeth,  daughter  of  (16)  Fred'k  Jones.  In 
his  will,  dated  Jany.  i,  1842,  he  gives  to  "my  be- 
loved wife  Sarah  Julia  Hill  all  my  Rocky  Run  land 
including  Creeke  &  Hall,  containing  five  hundred 
acres  more  or  less,"  and  other  lands ;  "also  all  the 
negroes  I  received  upon  my  intermarriage  with  her. " 
He  mentions  two  daughters  and  a  son  Nathaniel 
Maurice   Hill   and  several    grandchildren,    but   it   is 

Col.  Frederick  Jones.  339 

probable  that  the  daughters  were  children  of  his  first 
wife.  His  widow  never  married.  Her  will  was  pro- 
bated March,  1855,  in  which,  among  other  provisions, 
she  gives  her  grandniece,  Margaret  Jones  Brewster, 
#500  to  be  paid  to  her  annually  while  she  remains 
single,  and  $500  to  help  her  prepare  for  her  wedding 
if  she  marries.  Mentions  her  nephew  Richard  W. 
Eagles,  her  son  Nathaniel  M.  Hill,  and  his  son 
Nathaniel  Moore  Hill.  It  appears,  then,  that  she 
left  but  the  one  child,  (466)  Nathaniel  Maurice  Hill, 
who  had  a  son  (467)  NathanieP  Moore  Hill. 

IV.  (468)  Margaret^  Jones  married    

Moore,  and  was  a  widow,  Jany.  5,  1762,  the  date  of 
her  father's  will,  in  which  she  is  mentioned  as  "my 
daughter  Margaret  Moore,  widow." 

V.  (469)  Elizabeth^  Jones  married  Thos.  Merrick 
and  had  two  daughters,  (470)  Sarah^  Merrick,  the 
elder,  and  (471)  Dorothy^  Merrick.  His  will  was 
probated  September,  1767,  in  which  he  gives  to  his 
wife  Elizabeth,  "during  her  widowhood, "  the  plan- 
tation whereon  "I  now  live  called  Richland" — prop- 
erty left  to  his  daughters,  to  be  divided  between  them 
when  "my  daughter  Sally"  arrives  at  the  age  of 
eighteen — if  both  daughters  should  die  before  mar- 
riage  or  arrival  at  the  age  of  eighteen,  all  the  property 
left  them  to  go  to  his  wife  for  life,  and  then  to  "my 
Godson  Maurice  Jones  son  of  Mr.  Thomas  &  Mrs. 
Margaret  Jones."  His  widow,  (469)  Elizabeth^  Jones, 
married,  2nd,  Gov.  Samuel  Ashe  and  had  several 
children,   only  one  of  whom,    (472)  Thomas^  Ashe, 

340  Col.  Frederick  Jones. 

arrived  at  the  age  of  maturity.  (472)  Thos/  Ashe 
married  Sophia,  daughter  of  Jehu  Davis,  and  they 
had  (473)  PaschaP  Paoh  Ashe,  who  married  Ehza- 
beth,  daughter  of  Col.  W.  F.  Strudwick,  and  left 
many  descendants,  among  them  (474)  Dr.  Williams^ 
Cincinnatus  Ashe  of  Alabama,  and  (475)  Hon.  Thos.^ 
S.  Ashe  of  the  Supreme  Court  of  North  Carolina. 
(See  Wheeler's  Reminiscences.^ 

VI.  (476)  Jane^  Jones  married  Job  Howe,  son  of 
Job  and  brother  of  Gen.  Robert  Howe,  of  the  Revo- 
lution. His  will,  probated  in  1803,  mentions  children, 
Jobe,  Thomas,  Robert,  Margaret,  Martha,  Mary,  and 
Elizabeth.  The  will  of  his  son  Thos.  C.  Howe 
mentions  his  mother  Jane  Howe,  sisters  Margaret, 
Mary,  Elizabeth,  and  brother  Robert.  I  infer  that 
the  children  not  mentioned  by  Thos.  C.  Howe  were 
of  a  former  marriage,  as  the  father  is  said  to  have 
been  previously  married.  I  therefore  give  the  chil- 
dren of  (476)  Janes  Jones  Howe  as  follows:  I  (477) 
Thos.'  C.  Howe,  H  (478)  Margaret^  Howe,  HI 
(479)  Mary'  Howe,  IV  (480)  Elizabeth'  Howe,  V 
(481)  Robert'  Howe.  This  name  is  sometimes  writ- 
ten Hows  and  Howes  in  early  records. 

VII.  (482)  Sarah^  Jones  married  Geo.  Moore  of 
Morefields,  only  child  of  Roger  Moore,  "King" 
Roger  of  Orton,  and  his  first  wife.  Miss  Raynes. 
As  he  was  twice  married  and  both  wives  left  children, 
I  have  no  means  of  separating  the  children  of  one 
wife  from  the  children  of  the  other.  In  his  will, 
dated  March  20,  1778,  he  mentions  his  sons,  George, 

Col.  Frederick  Jones.  341 

John  Baptista,  James,  Thomas,  WilHam  Harding, 
and  Frederick — daughters,  Sarah  Jones,  Margaret 
and  Martha  Moore — "my  daughter  Mary  Davis" — 
son-in-law  Thos.  Hooper — "wife  Sarah  Moore  Exec- 
utrix and  Guardian  to  all  her  children,  together  with 
my  beloved  friends  Samuel  Ashe,  Frederick  Jones 
Senior,  Frederick  Jones  Junior,  and  my  two  sons 
George  and  John  Baptista  Moore,  executors,"  &c. 
The  extent  to  which  persons  who  married  into  this 
Jones  family  adopted  their  Christian  names  for  their 
children  and  the  persistency  of  these  names,  espe- 
cially the  name  Frederick,  in  these  families  to  the 
present  time  is  a  noticeable  fact. 

VHL  (483)  Martha^  Jones  and  IX  (484)  Mary^ 
Jones,  daughters  of  (7)  Thos.  Jones,  mentioned  in 
his  will  as  being  under  age.  Nothing  further  is  known 
of  either  of  them. 


(8)  Jane'*  Jones,  eldest  daughter  of  (3)  Freder- 
ick Jones,  as  stated  elsewhere,  married  Speaker 
Samuel  Swann,  "a  distinguished  lawyer,"  who, 
Wheeler  says  in  his  Reminiscences,  was  ' '  the  greatest 
man  of  his  name."  He  was  son  of  Samuel  Swann, 
Collector  of  her  Majesty's  Customs  in  Roanoke,  by 
his  second  wife,  Elizabeth,  widowed  daughter  of 
Major  Alexander  Lillington,  and  who  later  became 
the  wife  of  Col.  Maurice  Moore.  Mr.  Speaker  Swann's 
residence,  on  Cape  Fear  River  not  far  from  Wilming- 
ton, was  called  "The  Oak."  His  brother  John's 
plantation,  called  "Swann's  Point,"  some  two  miles 

342  Col.  Frederick  Jones. 

from  Wilmington,  was  near  and  west  of  "y*  Oak." 
John,  called  Lawyer  John,  married  Ann,  daughter  of 
' '  King  "  Roger  Moore,  and  died  childless.  A  sister, 
Elizabeth,  married  John  Baptista  Ashe.  Sarah, 
another  sister,  married  Thos.  Jones,  a  distinguished 
lawyer  of  Virginia,  and  member  of  the  old  Peter 
Jones  family.  There  were  several  half-brothers  and 
sisters  by  the  father's  first  marriage  with  Sarah 
Drummond.  Of  Mr.  Speaker  Swann's  residence, 
The  Oak,  Hon.  A.  M.  Waddell  in  his  history  of  New 
Hanover  says :  ' '  His  residence  was  the  finest  on 
the  Cape  Fear";  and  adds  in  a  foot-note:  "A  gen- 
tleman who  visited  the  ruins  of  this  house  more  than 
fifty  years  ago,  in  a  private  letter  to  the  writer  of 
these  pages,  says  :  '  It  must  have  been  one  of  the 
finest  residences  in  America.  *  *  *  The  stairs  were 
mahogany.  *  *  *  The  elegance  one  could  trace  in 
the  ruins  amazed  me.'"  In  our  collection  of  family 
letters  there  are  several  from  him  to  his  wife's  uncle, 
(4)  Col.  Thomas  Jones  of  Va.,  two  of  which  are 
copied  in  the  Appendix.  His  will,  probated  April, 
1774,  is  on  record  at  Wilmington,  in  which  he  men- 
tions granddaughters  Rebecca  Jones,  Jane  Jones,  Ann 
Jones,  grandsons  Frederick  Jones  and  John  Swann 
Jones — granddaughter  Emelia  Swann — son  Samuel 
Swann  and  daughter  Jane  Jones,  negroes  to  be  equally 
divided  between  them — three  youngest  daughters  of 
my  daughter  Jane  Jones — to  wife  Jane,  plantation 
whereon  I  now  live  and  also  plantation  called  Legre, 
during  widowhood  and  no  longer  — "  plantation  and 

Col.  Frederick  Jones.  343 

land  whereon  my  late  brother,  John  Svvann,  dwelt 
at  the  time  of  his  decease,  &  which  were  by  the  last 
will  &  testament  of  my  said  brother  given  and  devised 
after  the  death  of  his  wife  (since  deceased)  to  my 
said  grandson  John  Swann  Jones,  upon  condition 
that  he  doth  live  to  the  age  of  twenty  one  years  and 
will  change  his  surname  to  Swann."  They  had  only 
the  two  children,  I  (9)  Jane^  Swann,  and  II  (10) 
Samuel^  Swann. 

I.  (9)  Jane5  Swann  married  her  cousin,  (16)  Fred- 
erick Jones  of  Virginia,  a  full  account  of  whose  de- 
scendants is  given  elsewhere.  Her  will,  dated  Feb. 
2,  1800,  probated  March,  1801,  is  of  record  at  Wil- 
mington. In  it  she  provides  that  she  shall  be  buried 
near  her  husband  and  that  her  executors  shall  erect 
"a  neat  tomb  stone  over  their  joint  graves"  and 
• '  procure  such  part  of  the  Grave  Yard  at  the  Oak 
Plantation  as  contains  the  remains  of  my  said  husband 
and  children,  to  be  inclosed  with  a  brick  wall  or  sub- 
stantial paling" — son  "John  Swann" — grandson 
Frederick  Jones  Swann — daughter  Elizabeth  Hill  and 
her  son  Frederick — daughter  Jane  Sampson — daugh- 
ter Rebecca's  children — children  of  her  daughter 
Lucy — in  case  of  the  death  of  her  daughter  Nancy 
without  children  living  at  her  death — ex'ors,  son  John 
Swann  and  sons-in-law  John  Hill  and  Michael 

II.  (10)  Major  Samuels  Swann  married  Mildred, 
daughter  of  John  Lyon,  Esq.  He  was  an  officer  in 
the  Revolutionary  army  and  lost  his  life  in  a  duel,  an 

344  ^ol.  Frederick  Jones. 

account  of  which  appears    in  Waddell's   History  of 
New  Hanover  County,  as  follows: 

"On  the  afternoon  of  the  nth  of  July,  1787,  in 
rear  of  the  original  St.  James  church,  and  in  what  is 
now  Fourth  street  near  its  intersection  with  Market 
street,  a  fatal  duel  was  fought  between  Maj.  Samuel 
Swann  and  Mr.  John  Bradley.   *  *  * 

"A  shipwrecked  British  officer  who  had  lost  all 
his  belongings  was  brought  into  Wilmington,  and  his 
condition  appealed  so  strongly  to  Maj.  Swann,  who 
was  a  high  strung  gentleman  of  fortune  and  distin- 
guished lineage,  that  he  invited  him  to  become  an 
inmate  of  his  house.  Mr.  Bradley  was  a  merchant, 
and  the  Englishman  happening  one  day  to  be  in 
Bradley's  shop  when  some  rings  disappeared,  Bradley 
charged  him  with  stealing  them.  The  stranger  was 
helpless,  and  knew  that  if  a  personal  encounter  en- 
sued and  Bradley  should  be  killed  or  even  seriously 
injured,  his  own  hfe  would  be  the  forfeit,  but  Swann 
immediately  came  to  the  rescue,  and,  asserting  that 
the  insult  to  his  guest  was  an  insult  to  himself,  de- 
manded an  apology,  which  was  peremptorily  refused, 
whereupon  he  challenged  Bradley.  Swann,  who  had 
been  an  officer  in  the  Revolution,  was  'a  crack  shot,' 
and  on  the  way  to  the  meeting  place  told  his  second 
that  he  did  not  wish  to  kill  his  opponent  and  would 
only  inflict  a  flesh  wound  upon  him.  This  he  did, 
wounding  him  in  his  hip  ;  but  as  Bradley  fell  he  hred, 
and  his  bullet  struck  Swann  in  the  head  killing  him 

Col.  Frederick  Jones.  345 

The  children  of  (10)  Major  Samuel^  and  Mildred 
(Lyon)  Swann  were :  I  (485)  Betsey^  Swann,  who 
never  married.  II  (486)  Jane^  Swann,  who  married 
Charles  Jones  and  died  leaving  one  daughter  (487) 
Mildred^  Jones,  who  died  without  issue.  Ill  (488) 
SamueP  Swann,  married  Feb.  16,  1804,  Sarah  Scott, 
by  whom  he  had  children,  (489)  Sarah^  Ann  Swann, 
born  Dec.  2,  1804,  married  B.  F.  Mitchell  and  had 
children,  (490)  Mildred^  Jones  Mitchell,  (491)  Frank^ 
Mitchell,  (492)  Jane^  Mitchell,  (493)  Emma®  Swann 
Mitchell,  (494)  Betsey®  Mitchell,  (495)  Hannah^ 
Mitchell,  (496)  Chas.®  Mitchell,  (497)  David®  Mitchell, 
(498)  Joseph®  Mitchell,  and  (499)  Geo.®  Mitchell; 
(500)  Emma-'  Swann,  born  Dec.  29,  1805,  died  Dec. 
20,  1850,  married,  first,  John  Brown,  by  whom  she 
had  one  daughter,  (501)  John®  Athalia,  called 
"Johnnie,"  who  married  John  Baptista  Quince.  As 
the  widow  Brown,  (500)  Emma  married,  2nd,  Isham 
Peterson,  by  whom  she  had  (502)  Samuel®  Swann 
Peterson,  (503)  Emma®  Peterson,  and  (504)  Jane® 
Peterson ;  (505)  SamueP  John  Swann,  born  Aug.  5, 
1807,  died  Aug.  10,  1809;  (506)  Robert  Scott 
Swann,  born  Oct.  2,  1809,  died  Dec.  14,  1850,  with- 
out issue;  (507)  Sarah^  Scott  Swann,  born  Oct.  21, 
V 18 1 3,  died  March  10,  1881. 

346  Col.   Thomas  J 07ies. 


He  was  one  of  the  first  aldermen  of  old  Williams- 
burg. In  Tyler's  Williamsburg,  we  read:  "In  the 
last  year  of  Spotswood's  administration  (1722),  the 
town  of  Williamsburg  was  made,  by  order  of  the 
colonial  council,  'a  city  incorporate,'  and  given  all 
the  rights  and  privileges  usually  incident  to  cities. 
By  the  charter,  John  Holloway,  the  eminent  lawyer, 
became  first  mayor;  John  Clayton,  first  recorder; 
and  John  Randolph,  John  Custis,  James  Bray,  Arch- 
ibald Blair,  William  Robertson,  and  Thos.  Jones, 
the  first  aldermen." 

He  represented  William  and  Mary  College  in  the 
House  of  Burgesses.  Thus,  we  find  in  the  same  author- 
ity:  "  The  right  of  the  college  under  its  charter  to  send 
representatives  to  the  assembly  was  taken  away  by 
the  constitution  of  1776.  The  following  gentlemen 
represented  the  college  at  different  times:  John  Cus- 
tis in  1720;  Thos.  Jones,  1720-1722;  Sir  John  Ran- 
dolph, knight  speaker,  1736;  Edward  Barradall,  at- 
torney-general, 1738-1742";  etc. 

He  was  associated  with  Gov.  Spotswood  in  the 
iron  business.  Thus,  in  Virginia  County  Records — 
Spotsylvania — p.  89,  we  find  this  memorandum  of  a 
deed:  "July  18,  1722.  'Whereas  the  sd.  Alex. 
Spotswood  and  Robert  Beverly  of  the  Co.  of  King 
and   Queen,    Gentle.,   deed.,   and  Thomas  Jones   of 

Jr  oLytn<^<^ ,  <y^.  ^cru.  /a ,    /38^. 


,/^<<-   ■f:\r\^^^y-A/,   fi-it.yfU^yy~i    a^^^cyk.    ?  yU)~^   ^Vx.^   -it^A-vv.  ^ry       », 

(53)  Dr.  Edwin  Bathurst  Smith  to  (89)  Lewis  H.  Jones. 
Concluded,  page  348.     Noticed,   pages  294,  302. 

Col.   Thomas  Jones.  347 

Wmburg.,  Mercht.,  did  enter  into  a  copartnership 
for  the  carrying  on  the  design  of  melting  and  casting 
iron,  and  for  the  purpose  the  sd.  Beverly  and  Jones 
by  patent  bearing  date  Feby.  20,  17 19,  did  obtain  a 
grant  of  15,000  a.  of  land  in  Spts.  Co.,  formerly  part 
of  Essex  Co.,  commonly  called  or  known  by  the 
name  of  the  Ironmine  Land.'" 

His  name  appears  among  the  first  in  the  list  of 
grand-jurymen  who  signed  the  report  of  April  18, 
1 7 19,  and  a  similar  address  to  the  King,  commend- 
ing the  administration  of  Gov.  Spotswood. 

On  Jany.  22,  1747-8,  he  entered  into  the  follow- 
ing bond: 

"KNOW  all  Men  by  these  Presents  that  Thomas 
Jones  of  the  City  of  Williamsburgh  in  the  County  of 
James  City,  is  held  and  firmly  bound  unto  Susan 
Cocke  of  the  City  aforesaid  *  *  * 

"WHEREAS  The  above  bound  Thomas  Jones 
with  the  approbation  of  the  said  Elizabeth  his  Wife 
hath  disposed  and  made  sale  of  a  Negro  Slave  named 
Maisa  belonging  to  their  said  Daughter  Lucy,  and 
doth  hereby  acknowledge  that  on  the  twelvth  Inst, 
he  did  receive  the  Sum  of  forty  four  pounds  Curr't 
Money  for  the  produce  of  the  Said  Negro  Slave. 
And  WHEREAS,  The  Said  Thomas  hath  in  his 
possession  a  Certain  Bond  from  Richard  Kennon  and 
Peter  Randolph  to  pay  him  the  Sum  of  One  hundred 
pounds  Ster'g  with  lawful  Interest  thereon  bearing 
date  the  fourteenth  day  of  May  Seventeen  hundred 
and  forty  four,  which  Bond  is  in  Trust  for  the  said 

348  Thomas  Jones. 

Lucy  for  a  Legacy  left  her  by  her  Godmother  Sarah 
Barradall  late  of  this  City  deceased  "  *  *  * 

It  was  therefore  (19)  Lucy  Jones  who  received  a 
legacy  under  the  will  of  her  godmother,  Sarah  Bar- 
radall, and  not  the  daughter,  Elizabeth,  as  stated 
on  page  44.  Sarah  Barradall  was  a  daughter  of 
Wm.  Fitzhugh  of  "Eagle's  Nest,"  was  born  17 10, 
died  Oct.,  1743,  married  Jany.  5,  1735-6,  Edward 
Barradall,  attorney-general. 

Col.  Thos.  Jones  lived  for  many  years  during  the 
latter  part  of  his  life  in  Hanover  County,  on  York 
River,  ' '  four  miles  below  the  Court-House, "  where  he 
died,  and  his  widow  then  went  to  live  with  her  son  at 
Mount  Zion  in  Northumberland  County.  But  in  one 
of  the  wife's  letters  she  says,  ' '  I  live  3  miles  below 
the  Court-House  and  about  10  miles  above  New 


There  is  among  our  papers  a  deed  executed  by  him 
to  his  son  Thomas,  evidently  in  view  of  the  latter's  ap- 
proaching marriage  with  Fanny  Carter.  It  is  dated 
Dec.  7,  1 78 1,  "between  Thos.  Jones  of  the  Parish  of 
St.  Stephens,  in  the  county  of  Northumberland,  Esq., 
&  Sally  his  wife  of  the  first  part,  Walter  Jones  of  the 
said  Parish  and  county,  Doctor  of  Physic  of  the  sec- 
ond part,  and  Thos.  Jones,  Junior,  Eldest  Son  of 
the  said  Thos.  Jones  of  the  said  Parish  &  county, 

-  't.  y.-rt-i.,  ^jJ^.....7»-^»--i.^-r»g'"-"^~~'^ **~"'^ '        ~'ff' ' 

,  .    4^7-  '^  <A<-!r^-^»^  Uj^-o-^    "U'O-et  nyH^jC  Cd-iC^Vut^tl^S^  ,  i)^-*^  «-  ,  fyanx.  ■'^Vw/Jt 
cAj'^-' CJt-^^i   iij-'t^'{/k.  C^t-^iAi  W^/iL^2^>L<.cj--5  t_  <>v^v-d  ,         .-i^^iii^rv*'W-J     '" 



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Thomas  Jones.  349 

Esqr. "  Conveys  "several  tracts  of  land"  adjoining 
each  other  of  which  "  the  Father  now  is  possessed  of 
and  lives  on,"  "containing  by  Estimation  Eight 
Hundred  Acres,"  also  "the  Water  Grist  Mill  which 
he  is  possessed  of  in  the  same  county  and  near  to 
the  dwelling  House."  Conveyed  to  Walter  in  trust 
for  the  son  Thomas,  "upon  the  condition  neverthe- 
less, that  if  the  said  Thos.  Jones  the  son  or  his 
Heirs  shall  ever  become  possessed  of  or  entituled  to 
the  Seat  of  Land  lately  belonging  to  Meriwether 
Skelton,  late  of  the  county  of  Hanover,  Esqr.,  deed., 
called  Spring  Garden, "  then  the  land  conveyed  to  be 
to  the  use  of  the  said  Father,  &c.  The  land  con- 
veyed was  Mount  Zion,  the  old  Jones  homestead  in 
Northumberland.  The  following  extract  is  from  an 
article  which  appeared  in  the  Richmond  (Va. )  Dis- 
patch in  1902  and  was  contributed  by  Dr.  Geo.  W. 
Beale,  D.  D. :  "Midway  between  Callao  and  Lotts- 
burg,  in  Northumberland  County,  the  traveler  passes 
a  little  grist  mill  which  was  long  known  as  Mount 
Zion  Mill.  Its  origin  dates  back  to  the  last  quarter 
of  the  seventeenth  century,  when  the  creek  at  the 
head  of  which  it  stands  still  bore  its  Indian  name, 
Mattaponi.  The  main  road,  as  it  leaves  the  mill 
dam,  ascends  a  steep  hill  with  high,  precipitous 
banks  on  either  hand.  Just  beyond  the  summit  on 
the  left  stretch  is  the  well-tilled  fields  of  the  farm 
known  as  Mount  Zion. 

"The  mansion  is  set  back  a  quarter  of  a  mile  or 
more  from  the  main  highway,  and  is  situated  on  an 

3  5  o  Frederick  Jones. 

elevated  ridge,  from  which  the  land  falls  into  a  low, 
level  plain  reaching  for  several  miles  to  the  Potomac. 
Frpm  the  portico,  and  especially  from  the  cupola  of 
the  dwelling,  a  far-reaching  and  beautiful  view  is  ob- 
tained of  that  portion  of  Northumberland  known  as 
Cherry  Point.  The  waters  of  the  Potomac,  Yec- 
comico  and  Coan  rivers,  which  bound  this  attractive 
region,  are  at  points  visible,  gleaming  between  the 
openings  in  the  forests  or  seen  above  them,  and  they 
add  a  pleasing  charm  to  the  prospect. 

"The  chief  interest  in  the  place  dates  from  the 
year  1761,  when  Thomas  Jones,  the  oldest  son  of  a 
wealthy  merchant  of  the  same  name  in  Gloucester 
county,  established  his  home  here,"  etc. 


(16)  Frederick'*  Jones,  son  of  (4)  Col.  Thomas  of 
Virginia,  married  Jane  Swann,  and  settled  in  North 
Carolina,  as  stated  elsewhere.  His  residence,  in 
Cape  Fear,  was  called  Spring  Garden,  but  he  is  also 
referred  to  in  contemporaneous  documents  as  ' '  Fred'k 
Jones  of  the  Oak,"  this  being  the  name  of  his  father- 
in-law's  plantation,  and  the  place  where  he  and  his 
wife  and  some  of  their  children  were  buried.  He 
was  a  Revolutionary  patriot  and  an  active  member, 
from  New  Hanover  County,  of  various  Revolutionary 
committees  formed  previous  to,  and  continued  during, 




Superscription  on  (IGj  Fred'k  Jones'  letter,  page  352. 

Frederick  Jones.  3  5 1 

the  War  of  Independence.  Thus,  we  find  in 
Colonial  Records: 

' '  The  Call  for  the  First  Provincial  Congress. 

"At  a  General  Meeting  of  the  Inhabitants  of  the 
district  of  Wilmington  in  the  Province  of  North  Car- 
olina held  at   the  Town  of    Wilmington,   July  21st 


"WiUiam  Hooper,  Esq're  Chairman. 

"Resolved  that  Col.  James  Moore,  John  Ancrum, 
Fred  Jones,  Samuel  Ashe,  Robert  Howe,  Robert 
Hogg,  Francis  Clayton,  and  Archibald  Maclaine 
Esq'rs  be  a  Committee  to  prepare  a  circular  Letter 
to  the  several  Counties  of  this  Province  expressive 
of  the  sense  of  the  Inhabitants  of  this  district  with 
respect  to  the  several  acts  of  Parliament  lately  made 
for  the  oppression  of  our  Sister  Colony  of  the  Massa- 
chusetts Bay  for  having  exerted  itself  in  defence  of 
the  constitutional  Rights  of  America." 

"Proceedings  of  the  Safety  Committee  at  Wilming- 

Wednesday,  January  4th,  1775. 
The  Committee  met  at  the  Court  House. 

Present:  CorneHus  Harnet,  Archibald  McLaine, 
John  Ancrum,  William  Hooper  and  John  Robeson. 

"At  the  same  time  the  freeholders  of  New  Han- 
over County  assembled  to  choose  a  Committee  for 
the  county  to  join  and  co-operate  with  the  com- 
mittee   of   the    town,    which    the    members   present 

-'52  Frederick  Jones. 


agreed  to;  then  the  freeholders  present,  having  Cor- 
nehus  Harnett  in  the  chair,  unanimously  chose 
George  Moore,  John  Ashe,  Samuel  Ashe,  James 
Moore,  Frederick  Jones,  Alex.  Lillington,  Sampson 
Moseley,  Samuel  Swann,  George  Merrick,  Esquires — " 

"Congress  met  pursuant  to  adjournment,   Sept.  9, 

"Resolved,    That    the  Committees  of  Safety  for 

the  several  districts  in  this  Province  be  composed  of 

the  following  persons,  to  wit, 

"For  the  district  of  Wilmington — Frederick  Jones, 

Sampson     Moseley,    Archibald     Maclaine,     Richard 

Quince,  Thomas  Davis,  William  Cray — " 

"Senate  Journal,  Message  from  the  Commons,  May 
6,   1783. 

"We  also  nominate  for  Judge  of  the  Admiralty 
for  Port  Brunswick  Frederick  Jones,  Esquire." 

His  will,  the  will  of  "  Fred'k  Jones,  Gentleman," 
dated  Aug.  7,  1796,  proved  December  term,  1797, 
is  recorded  at  Wilmington,  in  which  he  bequeaths 
his  estate  to  his  wife  Jane,  his  son  John  Swann 
Jones,  his  daughters  Elizabeth,  wife  of  Mr.  John 
Hill,  Jane,  wife  of  Michael  Sampson,  Rebecca,  wife 
of  William  Cutlar,  Lucy,  wife  of  Archie  Cutlar,  and 
Ann,  wife  of  Dr.  Roger  Cutlar.  Concerning  his 
descendants,  the  following  facts  are  added  to  what 
has  been  given  elsewhere: 

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(16)  Fred'k  Jones,  of  North  Carolina,  to  (28)  Maj.  Thos.  ap  Thos.  Jones, 
"Spring  Garden,"  Virginia.     Superscription,  page  350. 

Frederick  Jones.  353 


(199)  John^  Swann  Jones,  an  only  son,  whose 
name  was  changed  to  Swann  after  his  father's  death. 
His  will,  dated  May  28,  1823,  is  recorded  at  Wil- 
mington. In  it  he  mentions  his  wife  Sarah — "my 
Sound  plantation  or  residence  in  Moore" — "all  my 
lands  in  Cumberland  &  Moore,  being  the  same  as 
recently  purchased  for  one  [my]  summer  residence  " 
—  "my  plantation  on  the  Sound  whereon  I  now  re- 
side"— son  Fred'k  Jones  Swann — grandsons  John 
Swann  Toomer  and  Alexander  Swann — Son  John 
D.  Toomer — son  John  Swann — gives  to  sons  Fred'k 
Jones  Swann  and  John  Swann  all  my  Swann  Point 
Plantation — grandson  Fred'k  Wm.  Swann — grand- 
son Henry  Toomer — granddaughter  Mary  Green 
Swann,  daughter  of  my  son  Fred'k  Jones  Swann — 
granddaughter  Eliza  Toomer — daughter  M.  R. 
Toomer — John  Swann  Toomer  brother  of  Henry 
Toomer.     Of  his  children — 

I.  (200)  John^  Swann,  married  Fannie,  daughter 
of  Hugh  Waddell  and  Fannie  Herron,  son  of  Genl. 
Hugh  Waddell  of  Revolutionary  annals. 

n.  (202)  Maria^  Rhett  Swann  and  Judge  Toomer 
had  children,  I  (508)  John^  Swann  Toomer;  H  (509) 
Henry^  Toomer;  HI  (510)  Eliza''  Toomer,  and  pos- 
sibly others. 

HI.  (201)  Frederick^  Jones  Swann,  married  Ann 
Sophia  Green.  Her  mother  was  named  Mary,  and 
her  will,  probated  Feb.,  1815,  is  at  Wilmington,  in 
which  she  mentions  her  daughters  Mary,  wife  of  Thos. 

354  Frederick  Jones. 

Wright,  Ann  Sophia,  wife  of  Fred  Swann,  and  sons 
WiUiam  and  James  Green.  Mrs.  Swann's  will  is  also 
of  record  at  Wilmington,  probated  in  1866,  in  which 
she  gives  a  house  in  Wilmington  to  her  daughter 
Sally  Swann,  and  mentions  six  younger  children. 
Of  these  six  children  were, — 

I.  (511)  Frederick^  J.  Swann  of  Moore  County, 
who  died  several  years  ago  leaving  a  large  family; 
II  (512)  SamueP  A.  Swann,  late  of  Fernandina, 
Fla.,  who  married  Martha  R.,  daughter  of  Wm. 
Travers  of  England,  and  recently  died  leaving 
children  (513)  Edward^  Swann,  a  lawyer  of  New 
York  City,  (514)  SamueP  Davis  Swann,  of  Fernan- 
dina Fla.,  and  (515)  Elizabeth^  Swann,  who  married 
a  few  years  ago. 


(205)  Elizabeths  Jones,  born  April  20,  1761,  mar- 
ried, first,  Harry  Neile,  second,  John  Hill,  by  whom 
she  had  five  children.  John  Hill  was  a  brother  of 
Dr.  Nathaniel  Hill  who  married  Maurice  Jones' 
daughter.  They  were  sons  of  William  Hill,  mentioned 
in  Waddell's  History  of  New  Hanover  County  as  fol- 
lows: "Mr. William  Hill,  merchant  of  Brunswick  and 
justice  of  the  peace,  was  a  man  of  prominence,  of  high 
character  and  well  connected,  having  married  Mar- 
garet, daughter  of  Nathaniel  Moore.  He  was  a  native 
of  Boston.  His  grandfather  was  Henry  Hill  of  Boston, 
who  died  in  1726,  and  who  owned  all  of  South  Street 
and  large  distilleries  near  Essex  Street.     John  Hill, 

Frederick  Jones.  355 

his  son,  by  will  dated  March  16,  1773,  bequeathed 
his  estate  to  his  daughters,  and  '  only  son  William, 
now  hving  in  Brunswick,  Cape  Feare,  North  Caro- 
hna.'"  This  William  Hill's  will,  of  which  Margaret 
Hill  qualified  as  executrix  Oct.  9,  1783,  mentions 
wife  Margaret,  sons  John,  Wm.  Henry,  Nat.  Moore, 
and  Thos.  Hill.  John  Hill's  will,  dated  May  26, 
18 1 2,  probated  F'eb.,  1813,  recorded  at  Wilmington, 
mentions  sons  William,  Frederick  Jones  Hill,  and 
John — land  on  which  he  then  resided,  called  Fair- 
fields — two  younger  children  John  and  Catharine 
Ann — daughter  Eliza  Hill,  now  Lord — brother  Dr. 
Nathaniel  Hill— "son  Hill"— ex'or  Col.  Thos.  Hill, 
"my  brother" — also  ex'ors  with  former,  "my  son 
Fred'k  Jones  Hill,  my  son-in-law  Wm.  C.  Lord,  & 
my  son  Hill" — "my  Western  lands  or  the  warrant  I 
am  entitled  to  as  an  officer  in  the  Revolutionary 
Army,  I  give  and  bequeath  to  my  two  sons  William 
and  Fred'k  Jones  Hill" — "the  funds  arising  from 
my  claims  on  my  grandfather's  estate  in  Boston." 
The  children  of  John  and  Elizabeth  (Jones)  Hill 
were : 

\.  (516)  Wilham^  Hill,  married  Ann  Claypole,  and 
had  three  children,  I  (517)  Henry^  Hill,  H  (518) 
Frederick^  C.  Hill,  and  HI  (519)  Eliza^  Ann  Hill. 

n.  (207)  Frederick^  Jones  Hill,  married  Ann 
Waters  and  died  without  issue.  In  his  will,  which  is 
dated  March  2,  i860,  and  probated  in  June,  1861, 
he  refers  to  himself  as  of  the  town  of  Wilmington — 
gives  to  "Albert  B.  Stith,  brother  of N.  S.  (orN.  L.) 

356  Frederick  Jones. 

Stith,  now  of  Petersburg,  Va.,  in  trust  &  for  the  sole 
use  of  my  much  beloved  niece  Annie  Stith,  wife  of 
Dr.  N.  L.  Stith,  and  such  child  or  children  as  she 
now  has  or  may  hereafter  have, "  a  number  of  slaves 
and  $4,000,  money  paid  as  security  for  Dr.  N.  S. 
Stith  for  which  he  is  indebted  to  me — nephew  Fred'k 
Claypole  Hill — nephew  Fred'k  J.  Lord,  15,000 — 
friend  Wm.  C.  Bondinot,  $5,000 — nephew  Dr. 
Wm,  Fred'k  Berry,  of  Pittsborough,  $2,500,  hav- 
ing already  provided  for  him  fully  that  amount  or 
more — sister  Eliza  Lord,  $5,000  for  life,  and  after 
her  death  to  go  to  nephew  Wm.  Ancrum  Lord  her 
son — nephew  Fred'k  London,  son  of  Henry  A.  Lon- 
don, aforementioned  railroad  stock — nephew  Fred'k 
Burr,  son  of  James  Burr  of  Wilmington,  railroad 
stock — niece  Annie  W.  Miller  wife  of  Thos.  C. 
Miller,  $4,000 — wife  Ann  Ivie  Hill,  various  stocks, 
house,  &c.,  in  Wilmington  &  "summer  residence" 
in  the  county  of  Chatham — residence  in  Wilming- 
ton and  20  acres  of  land  to  Bishop  Thos.  Atkinson 
for  poor  orphans  of  North  Carolina  &  in  addition 
$10,000  for  same  trust. 

HL  (520)  Ehza^  Ann  Hill,  married  Wm.  C.  Lord, 
and  left  issue,  I  (521)  Eliza^Jane  Lord  (DeRosset), 
n  (522)  Fred'k^J.  Lord,  HI  (523)  Wm.^  Ancrum 
Lord,  and  possibly  others. 

IV.  (206)  John^  Hill,  married  Eliza  Bradley. 

V.  (524)  Catharine^  Ann  Hill,  married  Ancrum 
Berry,  and  had  one  child  at  least,  (525)  Dr.  Wm."^ 
Fred'k  Berry,  of  Pittsborough. 

(537)   DuBrutz   Cutlar,  Esq.,  Wilmington,  N.  C. 

Frederick  Jones.  357 


(208)  Jane5  Jones,  married  Michael  Sampson 
of  Ireland,  and  left  five  children,  viz. : 

I.  (526)  James^  Sampson,  married  Margaret, 
daughter  of  Jas.  Walker,  and  went  West. 

II-  (527)  Mary^  Ann  Sampson,  married  Samuel 
R.  Joscelyn,  d.  s.  p. 

III.  (528)  Lucy^  Sampson,  d.  s.  p. 

IV.  (529)  Eliza^  Sampson,    married Strong, 

and  left,  I  (530)  Alexander^  Strong,  II  (531) 
George''  Strong,  III  (532)  Kate^  Strong,  IV  (533) 
Henry^  Strong,  V  (534)  Robert^  Strong. 

V-  (535)  Jane^  Sampson,  married  Dr.  Henry 


(204)  Rebecca^  Jones,  married  Capt.  Wm.  Cut- 
lar.  In  the  will  of  "Wm.  Cutlar  of  the  town  of 
Wilmington,"  dated  Jany.  22,  1815,  probated  May 
following,  he  bequeaths  his  property  to  trustees,  for 
the  benefit  of  his  "daughter  Mary  Jane  and  her 
husband  Edward  Miller." 


(209)  Ann-^  Jones,  married  Dr.  Roger  Cutlar, 
and  had  at  least  one  child,  (536)  Dr.  Frederick^  J. 
Cutlar,  who  married  a  Miss  DuBrutz,  and  they  were 
the  parents  of  (537)  DuBrutz^  Cutlar,  deceased,  late 
a   lawyer  of  Wilmington,   and  others,   to  him   I  am 

35^  Dr.   Walter  Jones. 

greatly  indebted  for  valuable  assistance  which  made 
possible  this  amplified  account  of  the  North  Caro- 
lina family.* 

(25)  DR.   WALTER  JONES. 

In  Collections  of  the  Virginia  Hist.  Society  (con- 
vention of  1788)  occurs  this  sketch:  "Dr.  Walter 
Jones  was  born  in  Virginia  in  1745  ;  graduated  at 
William  and  Mary  College  in  1760;  studied  medicine 
in  Edinburgh,  Scotland,  and  received  the  degree  of 
M.  D. ;  on  his  return  to  Virginia  he  settled  in  Nor- 
thumberland county  and  became  eminent  as  a  scholar 
and  physician.  In  1777  he  was  appointed  by  Con- 
gress Physician-General  of  Hospitals  in  the  Middle 
Department ;  was  a  representative  in  Congress  from 
Virginia  from  1797  to  1799,  and  again  from  1803  to 
181 1.  He  was  at  onetime  a  'Free  Thinker,'  but  his 
views  were  subsequently  entirely  changed,  and  he 
embraced  the  Christian  faith,  after  which  he  wrote  a 
lengthy  volume  denouncing  his  former  views,  and 
stating  with  clearness  the  grounds  on  which  he  did  so. 
This  was  done  for  the  satisfaction  and  the  gratifica- 
tion of  his  children.  He  died  in  Westmoreland 
county,  Virginia,    December  31,    1815."      It  appears 

•All  records  of  deeds,  wills,  etc.,  referred  to  in  the  preceding  account 
of  the  North  Carolina  family  were  personally  examined  by  me  during  a 
visit  I  made  to  the  State  in  Feb.,  1911,  and  are  at  either  Wilmington, 
Newbem,  or  Eden  ton,  except  tliree  wills  in  the  Secretary  of  State's 
office  at  Raleigh. — L.  H.  J. 

Dr.   Walter  Jones.  359 

from  the  following  entry  in  the  Journal  of  Congress 
that  Dr.  Jones  did  not  accept  his  appointment  as 
physician-general:  "Monday,  June  22,  1777-  A 
letter  of  Dr.  Shippen,  informing  that  Dr.  Walter 
Jones,  for  weighty  reasons,  cannot  accept  the  honor 
Congress  did  him  in  appointing  him  physician-general 
of  the  hospital  in  the  middle  department ;  and  that  he 
gives  this  information  at  the  desire  of  doctor  Jones." 
He  was  appointed  to  this  position  April  ri,  1777. 
In  1774  he  was  elected  a  member  of  the  American 
Philosophical  Society,  of  Philadelphia,  and  Philip 
Fithian  made  a  note  of  the  incident  in  his  diary,  viz.: 
"Late  last  Evening  the  Packets  came  in:  In  the 
Pennsylvania  Gazette  I  saw  that  Docter  Elmer  of  my 
acquaintance  in  Jersey  ;  &  Docter  Jones  at  whose 
House  I  dined  Last  Sunday  are  created  members  of 
the  American  Philosophical  Society. "  He  also  makes 
this  note  of  his  visit  to  Dr.  Jones'  on  the  "Last  Sun- 
day" referred  to:  "After  Sermon  Ben  &  I  rode  to 
Doctor  Jones  s  ;  he  was  from  home.  Mrs.  Jones  a 
young,  Handsome,  polite  lady,  received  &  entertained 
us  exceeding  civilly."  "Mrs.  Jones,"  wife  of  Dr. 
Walter  Jones,  was  Alice  Flood,  daughter,  it  is  sup- 
posed, of  Dr.  Wm.  Flood.  It  does  not  appear  what 
relation  she  was  to  the  Flood  who  married  (26)  Eliz- 
abeth Jones,  but  the  latter's  son,  (27)  Wm.  P. 
Flood,  could  hardly  have  been  the  "Billy  Flood" 
mentioned  in  Dr.  Walter  Jones'  letter,  page  240,  as 
having  received  a  "  great  estate '' under  the  will  of 
Dr.  Wm.  Savage.     Dr.  Savage's  will  is  of  record  at 

360  Dr.    Walter  Jones. 

Edenton  and  among  other  provisions,  contains  the 
following:  "I  give  to  Wm.  Flood  (son  of  Dr.  Wm. 
Flood)  of  Virginia  deceased,"  several  houses  and  lots 
and  tracts  of  land;  mentions  "Nicholas  Flood  son  of 
the  late  Dr.  Flood";  various  houses  and  tracts  of 
land  in  Virginia  and  North  Carolina — several  titles 
under  officer's  warrants  granted  by  Lord  Dunmore — 
"all  my  rights  for  imported  Servants  under  the 
charter  of  Va.,  which  is  fifty  acres  p.  Head  and  I 
believe  will  exceed  one  hundred  thousand  acres"; 
half  of  proceeds  of  estate  "to  V^illiam  Flood,  Nich- 
olas Flood,  Elsy  Flood  now  married  to  Dr.  Walter 
Jones,  Elizabeth  Flood  daughter  of  the  said  Wm. 
Flood,  Frances  Batchelor  &  her  children  (naming 
them),  Edward  Rue,  Dr.  Walter  Jones  &  Dr.  Sam 
Dickerson";  ex'ors,  "Dr.  Samuel  Dickerson  of 
North  Carolina,  Dr.  Walter  Jones  of  Virginia  & 
the  said  Wm.  Flood."  The  following  is  added  from 
Life  and  Times  of  Madison,  by  Wm.  Cabell  Rives  : 
"Besides  the  members  who  were  leaders  in  debate 
on  the  one  side  and  the  other,  there  was  a  large  num- 
ber of  able  men  on  the  benches  of  the  Convention, 
distinguished  by  future  public  service,  who  took  no 
part  in  the  animated  contests  on  the  floor,  but  sat 
intelligent  listeners  and  judges  of  the  great  questions 
under  discussion.  Among  these,  it  can  hardly  be 
invidious  to  mention  the  names  of  John  Blair,  Paul 
Carrington,  Meriwether  Smith,  Walter  Jones,  Theo- 
doric  Bland,  William  Cabell,"  &c.  And  again,  quot- 
ing from  a  letter  from  Mr.  Madison,  dated  April  22, 





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(5G)  Thos.   ap  Thos.  Jones,  "Bathurst,"  Va.,  who  removed  to  Kentucky  in  ISIO, 
died  in  Clark  Co.,  Ky.,  in  1843.     Concluded  on  page  3G2. 

Skelton  Jones.  .  361 

1788,  to  Thos.  Jefferson,  who  was  then  in  Paris,  Mr. 
Madison  says: 

"From  the  returns  (excluding  those  from  Ken- 
tucky, which  are  not  yet  known)  it  seems  probable, 
though  not  absolutely  certain,  that  a  majority  of  the 
members  elect  are  friends  to  the  Constitution.  The 
superiority  of  abilities,  at  least,  seems  to  lie  on  that 
side.  The  characters  of  most  note  that  occur  to  me 
are  marshalled  thus:  For  the  Constitution, — Pendle- 
ton, Wythe,  Blair,  Innes,  Marshall,  Dr.  Walter 
Jones,  Geo.  Nicholas,  Wilson  Nicholas,  Gabriel 
Jones,  Thos.  Lewis,  Francis  Corbin,  Ralph  Worm- 
ley,  Jr.,"  etc. 


In  Hening's  Statutes  at  Large,  edition  1812,  Vol. 
I,  in  a  foot-note  by  the  editor,  it  is  stated: 

"They  [the  Byrd  MSS]  are  now  in  the  possession 
of  Skelton  Jones,  Esq.,  who  has  undertaken  to  com- 
plete the  History  of  Virginia,  left  unfinished  by  his 
predecessor.  From  the  well  known  talents  of  this 
gentleman,  and  his  celebrity  as  a  writer,  the  public, 
it  is  believed,  will  have  no  cause  to  regret  the  change 
of  historians,  notwithstanding  the  deservedly  high 
reputation  of  Mr.  Burke  as  an  author."  I  have  else- 
where given  an  account  of  how  I  came  to  discover 
the  picture  of  Skelton  Jones  in  Drexel's  collection  of 
St.  Memin's  portraits.     It  is  No.  546,  and  is  entered 

362  Merizvether  Jones. 

as  "Skelton  Jones,  1808.  Author  and  duelist  of 
Richmond,  Va."  Mrs.  Johnston  introduces  Skelton 
Jones  as  second  in  a  fictitious  duel,  in  her  novel 
Lewis  Rand. 


In  a  letter  from  Bathurst  Jones  to  his  brother, 
Maj.  Thos.  ap  Thos.  Jones,  of  date  Nov.  22,  1796, 
he  says:  "I  spent  this  day  with  my  brother  Meri- 
wether he  is  a  candidate  for  Council  and  from  what 
I  can  gather  will  centainly  be  elected."  He  was 
elected  a  member  of  the  Privy  Council  or  Council  of 
State,  as  we  find  in  Calendar  of  State  papers,  to  wit: 

"  In  the  House  of  Senators. 
Tuesday,  December  the  6th,  1796. 


"The  Committee  then  withdrew,  and  after  some 
time  returned  into  the  House,  and  Mr.  Peyton  re- 
ported that  the  Committee  had,  according  to  orders, 
met  a  Committee  from  the  House  of  Delegates  in  the 
Conference  Chamber,  and  jointly  with  them  examined 
the  ballot-boxes  and  found  a  majority  of  the  votes 
in  favor  of  Meriwether  Jones,  John  Pendleton,  and 
John  Mayo,  Esquires. — Extract  from  the  Journal." 
Judging  from  a  letter  dated  Sept.  20,  1806,  in  regard 
to  a  debt  due  Meriwether  Jones'  estate,  which  is 
signed  "Geo.  W.  Smith  admr.  of  M.  Jones,  deed.,' 
it  is  probable  his  death  occurred  about  this  period. 



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Major  Thos.  ap  TJios.  Jones.  363 


It  is  altogether  improbable  that  he  was  a  major  in 
the  Revolutionary  army  as  stated  in  the  book.  Most 
likely  he  was  a  lieutenant,  like  his  brother  Catesby, 
and  like  him  was  promoted  to  major  of  militia. 
He  was  too  young  to  have  held  any  such  office  as 
major.  That  he  belonged  to  the  Revolutionary  army 
I  have  not  the  slightest  doubt;  for  he  was  my  father's 
grandfather,  and  my  father  told  me  that  grandpa 
told  him  that  his  father  was  in  the  Revolutionary 
army  and  that  an  old  flint-lock  musket,  then  in  my 
father's  house,  which  my  grandfather  brought  to 
Kentucky,  had  come  into  his  possession  while  in  the 
service.  I  had  the  same  account  from  some  of  my 
uncles  and  it  seemed  to  be  well  understood  among 
them.  My  father  told  me  that  he  could  not  be  mis- 
taken as  to  what  grandpa  told  him.  It  would  be  a 
remarkable  occurrence  indeed  if  two  such  men  as  my 
father  and  grandfather,  or  either  of  them,  should 
have  been  mistaken  about  so  simple  a  matter.  It  is 
also  quite  unreasonable  to  suppose  that  he  enlisted 
as  a  private  soldier.  Heitman  gives  Catesby  Jones 
ist  Lieutenant  2nd  Va. ,  and  gives  also  a  ist  Lieu- 
tenant Thomas  Jones  as  enlisting  later  in  the  same 
regiment.  The  2nd  Va.  was  commanded  by  Col. 
Wm.  Woodford,  who  was  an  own  cousin  of  the  father 
of  Thomas  and  Catesby,  and  that  would  be  a  reason 

364  Thos.  ap  Thos.  Jones. 

why  these  young  men  should  enhst  in  this  regiment. 
When  the  auditor's  office  at  Richmond  is  put  in 
order,  so  that  the  auditor's  receipts  for  money  paid 
Revolutionary  soldiers  are  accessible,  it  may  be  pos- 
sible to  identify  some  such  receipt  as  being  in  the 
handwriting  of  Major  Thos.  Jones. 

(56)  THOS.^  AP  THOS.  JONES. 

When  my  grandfather  came  to  Kentucky  he  lived 
for  two  or  three  years  in  Mercer  County  at  a  place 
called  Harrod's  Station,  which  he  rented  of  Mrs.  Ann 
Harrod,  a  widow,  who  lived  neighbor  to  him.  His 
diary  found  among  our  papers  has  written  on  its 
back,  "Thos.  Jones,  Harrods  Station,  Kentucky, 
June  15th,  i8i2,"in  which,  as  in  two  letters  to  his 
wife  in  Virginia  written  while  on  his  journey  to  Ken- 
tucky, he  recounts  some  of  the  hardships  he  endured 
on  his  first  trip  to  the  State.  It  is  brief  but  admits 
of  some  interesting  extracts  as  follows:  "When  I 
was  married  I  examined  the  state  of  my  pecuniary 
matters  and  discovered  myself  indebted  to  different 
persons  to  the  am't  ^1441  ^^3  which  I  have  paid 
from  the  sale  of  my  stock,  &c  which  leaves  me 
;^42i6  in  bonds  and  about  50  Negroes. — "  There 
are  lists  of  his  creditors  to  whom  he  paid  money  and 
of  the  purchasers  and  bonds  given  by  them  for  ar- 
ticles purchased  at  his  sale,  including  bonds  executed 

TJios.  ap  Thos.  Jones.  365 

by  the  purchaser  of  "Bathurst,"  and  for  lands  in 
Frederick  County.  Bathurst  sold  for  ^^3950.  The 
sale  took  place  a  few  days  before  he  left  for  Ken- 
tucky. In  one  place  he  says:  "Monday  i6th  Octo- 
ber 1 8 10  set  off  for  the  State  of  Kentucky  about  3 
oclock  P  M  and  got  to  Tappahannock  about  dark." 
Next  day  he  wrote  a  letter  to  his  wife  at  Bathurst 
and  says:  "  I  got  here  last  night  and  the  difficulty  of 
lodging  my  servants  prevented  me  from  returning  to 
*  *  *  (Bathurst).  There  was  a  party  here  last 
night.  The  violin  for  the  first  time  made  me  un- 
happy although  cousin  John  Belfield  played.  I  did 
not  go  into  the  room.  *  *  ^  The  sweet  birds  at 
poor  old  Bathurst!  may  they  find  that  friendship 
they  experienced  in  me."  In  his  diary  he  writes  of 
his  journey  to  Kentucky,  viz.:  "The  necessity  of 
keeping  with  the  waggon  rendered  the  journey  ex- 
tremely disagreeable.  The  scarcity  of  corn  and  the 
insolence  of  the  Virginians  contributed  not  a  little  to 
make  it  more  so.  In  crossing  at  rockfish  The  horses 
were  much  fatigued  so  much  so  that  I  lost  poor 
Blaise  a  horse  I  was  extremely  fond  of  from  a  long 
acquaintance  I  had  with  him.  *  *  *  Below  the 
town  of  Fredericksburg  the  mass  of  the  Inhabitants 
are  servile  and  poor  and  the  respect  they  shew  a 
Stranger  proceeds  from  a  servile  mercenary  disposi- 
tion more  than  from  a  generous  hospitality.  The 
cause  of  this  deplorable  evil  is  the  unequal  distribu- 
tion of  property  and  information.  The  counties 
above  Fredericksburg  toward  the  mountains  are  ex- 

366  Thos.  ap  Thos.  Jones. 

tremely  sterile  and  principally  inhabited  by  the  poor- 
est wretches  immagineable.  The  spirit  of  republi- 
canism reigns  here  unmolested.  They  pay  respect 
to  no  man  however  meritorious  but  are  extremely 
impertinent  and  envious — .  Loquacious  in  the  ex- 
treme and  curious  beyond  compare — a  stranger  is 
called  Mr  and  asked  from  whence  he  came  and 
where  he  is  going  to  what  his  name  might  be  &c 
I  was  at  a  loss  for  some  time  to  account  for  the  ex- 
tent and  numbers  of  these  barbarians  and  am  doubt- 
ful now  whether  my  surmises  are  correct.  The  soil 
they  inhabit  is  extremely  poor  and  perhaps  the 
cheapness  of  lands  might  have  induced  them  to  in- 
fest this  part  of  the  Union.  Those  who  possessed 
good  Lands  would  if  different  before  naturally  im- 
bibe the  manners  of  the  majority.  This  disposition 
was  visible  in  the  people  of  Tennessee.  I  witnessed 
several  proofs  of  brutality  there."  Continuing  his 
journey,  he  writes  a  letter  to  his  wife,  dated  "Ab- 
ingdon November  nth  18 10,"  in  which  he  says:  "At 
Rock  Fish  Gap  I  was  accommodated  with  pen  ink  & 
paper,  but  ever  since  have  been  a  wanderer  through 
a  country  savage  in  the  extreme.  When  I  had  the 
necessaries  for  writing  I  was  far  from  any  post  town, 
and  when  I  was  in  any  place  that  seemed  civilized 
some  obstacle  prevented  me  *  ^  *  When  I  last 
wrote  you  I  meant  to  leave  m}^  people  in  Greenbriar 
county,  but  the  frost  having  killed  the  corn  through 
this  country  has  prevented  me  and  renders  traveling 
expensive.     I  am  now  about  40  miles  from  a  country 

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List  of  pictures,  in  the  handwriting  of  (oG)  Thos.  ap  Thos.  Jones,  left  by  him  in  \'irginia 
when  he  removed  to  Kentucky  in  ISIO.     See  pages  302-3. 

Thos.  ap  Thos.  Jones.  367 

where  I  can  leave  them  with  httle  expense  to  myself 
and  will  fly  to  *  *  *  (Bathurst)  What  hardships 
have  I  not  experienced  since  I  saw  you?  Some- 
times in  the  woods  wet  with  rain  and  exposed  to 
every  ruffian  that  wanders  the  road  &  at  other 
times  detained  by  the  Sick.  *  *  *  Two  night  ago 
we  had  scarcely  kindled  a  fire  when  we  were  molest- 
ed by  a  ruffian.  I  threatened  to  throw  him  in  the 
fire  if  he  did  not  behave  better  which  had  no  effect, 
and  was  obliged  to  present  a  pistol  at  his  breast  be- 
fore I  could  get  rid  of  the  monster.  Write  me  on 
the  receite  of  this,  and  direct  your  letter  to  Abingdon 
Virginia  that  I  may  get  it  on  my  return  through 
this  place — remember  me  to  ail  friends,"  etc.  He 
left  his  servants  in  Sullivan  County,  Tennessee, 
he  returning  to  Virginia,  and,  presumably,  he  and 
his  wife,  with  what  other  household  goods  and  serv- 
ants he  brought  to  Kentucky,  joined  them  in  the 
following  spring  and  all  resumed  their  journey  to 
this  State.  At  another  place  we  find  this  entry: 
"Mem — Cousin  Philip  entered  at  School  nth  of 
Augt.  1812 — "  This  was  evidently  Philip  Jones, 
younger  brother  of  Gen.  Roger  Jones  and  Com. 
Thos.  ap  Catesby  Jones.  There  is  also  mention  of  a 
"Majr.  John  Fauntleroy"  and  his  son  William  who 
were  apparently  near  neighbors.  In  18 13  he  was 
still  living  in  Mercer.  A  deed  of  record  in  Clark 
County,  dated  March  10,  18 14,  executed  by  the 
children  and  heirs  of  James  Morrow,  deceased,  conveys 
to  him  271   acres  of  land,  described  as  "part  of  an 

368  Thos.  ap  Thos.  Jones. 

entry  and  survey  of  400  acres  granted  by  the  Com- 
monwealth of  Virginia  to  the  said  decedent  bearing 
date  on  the  first  day  of  January,  1785."  On  this 
land  he  built  his  home  and  resided  until  his  death  in 
1843.  He  continued  to  add  to  it  by  the  purchase  of 
various  other  smaller  tracts  until  he  had  a  good  sized 
farm.  One  of  the  children  of  James  Morrow  who 
signed  this  deed  was  Col.  Robert  Morrow,  for  many 
years  a  prominent  citizen  of  Montgomery  County; 
another  child  was  the  wife  of  James  Browning, 
whose  daughter  Martha  married  my  father  and  was 
my  mother.  In  Clark  County  my  grandfather  early 
became  a  justice  of  the  peace  and  was  popularly 
known  and  always  referred  to  as  'Squire  Jones.  He 
held  the  office  for  many  years  under  the  old  ap- 
pointive system,  according  to  which  the  senior  mag- 
istrate, in  regular  course,  became  the  sheriff  of  the 
county.  He  held  the  office  until  he  resigned,  it  is 
said,  in  favor  of  an  indigent  neighbor  who  was  junior 
magistrate  in  his  district,  in  order  that  his  neighbor 
might  have  a  better  prospect  of  succeeding  to  an 
office  which  he  needed  but  which  'Squire  Jones  did 
not  need.  His  name  appears  often  in  the  records  of 
the  county  court  as  Thos.  ap  Jones  and  Thos.  ap 
Jones,  Esq.  An  order  entered  Nov.,  18 19,  recites: 
"A  majority  of  the  Justices  of  this  county  being 
present  doth  Recommend  unto  his  excellency  the 
Governor  Thos.  ap  Jones  and  John  G.  Allan  as  fit 
and  proper  persons  to  fill  the  office  of  a  Justice  of 
the  peace  in  this  County  in  the  place  of  Isaac  Hock- 

Corrections  and  Other  Additions.  369 

aday  Deceased ";  and,  Jany.  Court,  1820,  "Present 
— Thomas  ap  Jones  Esq."  In  1833  he  had  become  a 
good  Kentuckian,  for  in  a  long  letter  to  "  Col.  John 
W.  Belfield,  Richmond  County,  Virginia,"  which 
was  returned  "missent, "  he  refers  to  the  Kentuck- 
ians  "whose  bravery  won  exclusively  Jackson's  glory 
on  the  8th  of  Jany.,  at  N.  Orleans,"  and  continues: 
"I  have  for  17  years  been  delighted  with  this  pt  of 
our  common  country.  It  is  certainly  superior  to  any 
other  I  ever  saw  or  read  of  now  that  we  have 
Steam  Boats  and  shortly  our  railroad  from  Lexing- 
ton to  Louisville  will  be  finished,  also  the  Maysville 
and  Lexington  turnpike,  a  work  of  great  utility, 
beauty  &  durability,  nearly  compleat  in  spite  of  the 
Genls  veto — Those  bad  Men  who  set  the  Genl 
against  the  Bank  of  the  U.  S.  have  had  their  day 
here."  See  mention  of  him  in  Col.  Flanagan's  no- 
tice of  this  book  in  the  Appendix. 


Page  35,  reads  2500  for  25000. 

(244)  Col.  Wm.  Jones  was  not  born  in  1764, 
his  father  married  in  1766,  as  stated  in  a  letter  of 
that  date. 

(315)  Capt.  Wm.  ap  Walker  Jones  prided  himself 
on  never  getting  excited  and  was  giving  expression 
to  his  satisfaction  in  this  respect  on  one  occasion  long 
after  the  war  in  the  presence  of  Prof.  T.  J.  Stubbs, 

370  Corrections  and  Other  Additions. 

when  the  latter  said  to  him:  "Cousin  WiUiam,  I 
don't  agree  with  you  in  all  you  have  said.  I  saw 
you,  when  our  line  was  wavering  at  Hatcher's  Run, 
draw  your  sword  and  stepping  through  our  line  you 
led  that  charge  against  the  enemy  that  drove  them 
off  the  field,  and  I  don't  believe  anybody  could  have 
done  what  you  did  then  and  not  be  excited."  But 
the  old  soldier,  protesting,  would  have  his  way,  and 
replied:  "Now,  Jebb,  you  are  wrong  in  that.  I  cal- 
culated that  was  the  thing  to  do,  and  I  did  it,  but  I 
wasn't  any  more  excited  than  I  am  right  now." 

The  name  Geo.  Rutherford  should  be  Geo. 

In  the  will  of  (448)  Harding  Jones  two  negroes  are 
mentioned  as  named  respectively  "Biddeford"  and 
' '  London. "  There  is  a  Bideford  town  near  Bideford 
Bay,  England.  The  will  of  Elizabeth  Jones,  widow 
of  (4)  Col.  Thos.  Jones,  contains  the  following:  "I 
give  to  my  Son  in  law  James  Burwell  my  two  Chair 
horses  the  one  called  Suffolk  the  other  Sudbury." 
Also,  "I  have  also  taken  for  my  use  Two  Horses 
belonging  to  my  said  Son  Walter  the  one  named 
Bolton  the  other  Rowland." 

(50)  Sally  Jones  and  Capt.  Nat.  Anderson  cer- 
tainly had  issue. 

James  Skelton  died  in  1754,  and  his  wife  in  Janu- 
ary, 1 75 1.  See  William  and  Mary  Quarterly,  Vol. 
12.  The  "Mr.  Skelton"  mentioned  on  page  154, 
as  living  in  1770,  was  probably  his  son,  Meriwether. 

Reuben    Skelton,    page    156,    married    Elizabeth, 

Corrections  and  Other  Additions.  371 

daughter  of  Lunsford  Lomax,  July,  175 1.  As  the 
widow  Skelton,  she  married  John  Wayles,  January, 

Lucy  (Skelton)  Gilliam,  page  157,  was  certainly  a 
daughter  of  James  and  Jane  (Meriwether)  Skelton, 
and  is  mentioned  as  a  sister  and  joint  devisee  with 
Mrs.  Jones  in  Meriwether  Skelton's  will. 

Elizabeth  Digby,  page  33,  married,  first,  Geo. 
Walker,  and  second,  Thos.  Trigott.  As  the  "widow 
Walker"  she  married  Thos.  Trigott  in  161 8. 

The  statement,  page  56,  that  Judge  John  Monroe 
resided  in  Lexington,  Ky.,  is  a  mistake. 

(80)  Mattie^  Moore  married  John  Pursley  of  Clark 
County,  son  of  John  Pursley  and  his  wife  Mildred, 
daughter  of  S.  A.  B.  Woodford,  page  134.  They 
have  one  child,  Wm.'°  Fauntleroy  Pursley.  Her 
father,  John  W.  Moore,  was  a  gallant  soldier  in  Gen. 
John  H.  Morgan's  command,  was  captured  on  the 
Ohio  raid,  and  remained  in  Northern  prisons  until 
exchanged  about  the  close  of  the  war. 

(81)  Dr.  Francis^  Jones  was  engaged  in  the  active 
practice  of  his  profession  when  his  useful  life  was 
terminated  by  death  on  July  27,  1898,  scarcely  more 
than  a  year  from  the  death  of  his  father.  His  picture, 
"A  Morgan  Raider,"  is  from  a  photograph  which  he 
had  taken  and  sent  home  to  his  mother  soon  after  he 
was  captured. 

Instead  of  (85)  Roy^  Willie  Jones,  read  Roy^  Jones 
and  Wm.9  Jones,  two  children,  now  young  men. 

372  Corrections  and  Other  Additions. 

(82)  Bertha^  Jones  married  Oliver  M.  Flynn,  of 
Clark  County. 

(88)  Laura^  Jones  married  Chas.  Alexander,  of 
Clark  County. 

(89)  Lewis^  Hampton  Jones,  becoming  deeply 
interested  in  Christian  Science,  had  the  good  fortune 
to  take  class  instruction  under  Edward  A.  Kimball, 
C.  S.  D.,  of  Chicago,  in  1900.  In  1901,  he  received 
a  complimentary  invitation  from  Mrs.  Eddy  to  enter 
the  Massachussetts  Metaphysical  College  in  Boston, 
and  was  graduated  therefrom  a  Christian  Science 
teacher,  in  June  of  that  year.  Abandoning  the  prac- 
tice of  law  which  he  had  followed  with  creditable 
success  for  more  than  twenty  years,  in  order  to  devote 
himself  exclusively  to  what  he  deemed  a  higher  and 
more  useful  service,  he  removed  to  Louisville  in  the 
fall  of  1903  and  entered  into  the  work  of  a  Christian 
Science  practitioner,  teacher,  and  writer,  in  which 
work  he  is  at  present  happily  engaged.  His  picture 
in  the  supplement  is  from  a  photograph  by  Steffens, 
at  Klauber's,  Louisville,  taken  in  1908,  the  one  in  the 
old  book  is  from  a  photo  by  MuUins,  of  Lexington, 
taken  some  seventeen  years  earlier. 

For  the  children  of  (90)  Elizabeth^  Jane  and  R.  M. 
Moore,  read: 

(91)  Margaret^  Elleanor,  married  Feb.  8,  191 1,  John 
Gay  Hanna,  of  Woodford  County,  son  of  John 
Stevens  Hanna,  of  Shelby  County,  and  Bettie,  his 
wife,  daughter  of  John  Thos.  Gay,  of  near  Pisgah, 
Woodford  County. 

Corrections  and  Other  Additions.  373 

(92)  Verner^  Madison  Moore. 

(93)  Alice^  Carter,  married  Harry  Hamilton  Brown, 
of  Lawton,  W.  Va.,  son  of  Wm.  Augustus  and 
Henrietta  Hughes  Brown,  formerly  of  Harrisburg, 

(94)  John^  W.  Moore. 

(99)  Leila^  Woodford  did  not  die  in  infancy  but  is 
now  living  and  is  the  wife  of  Walter  Young,  of  Clark 

(loi)  Stella'  Woodford  married  O.  T.  Sudduth, 
of  Clark  County.  December,  1909,  and  died  January 
16,  191 1,  without  living  issue.  She  had  many  friends 
and  was  greatly  beloved. 

Bathurst'  Woodford,  another  child  of  (95)  Alice 
W.  and  (48)  Louis  A.  Woodford,  born  since  the  book 
was  published,  is  now  a  young  man. 

(96)  Leon'  Catesby  Woodford  married  Porah, 
daughter  of  Jas.  D.  Lisle,  and  his  wife,  Nancy  J., 
daughter  of  the  elder  Howard  Hampton,  of  Clark 
County.  Their  children  are  Lisle'°  Woodford, 
Louis'°  Hampton  Woodford,  and  Nancy'°  Virginia 

To  the  children  of  (106)  Susie^  (Jones)  Steel  add, 
Sarah'  Gray  Steel  and  Frances'  Tasker  Steel,  born 
since  the  book  was  issued. 

To  the  children  of  (109)  Roger^  W.  Jones  add, 
Carrie'  Lee  Jones. 

(113)  Lizzie^  Jones  married  Dr.  Wm.  T.  Monserrat, 
of  Honolulu,  Hawaii,  and  they  have  one  child, 
Marcus'  Roger  Monserrat. 

374  Corrections  and  Other  Additions. 

(114)  Tasker^  Jones  married  Richard  Norman 
Halstead,  formerly  of  Honolulu,  now  of  Atlanta,  Ga. 
Their  children  are  Ernest^  Fauntleroy,  and  Ralph^ 
Thos.  Halstead. 

(118)  Frances^  Tasker  (Martin)  Francisco  has  the 
following  children:  I,  Geo.^  Thomas,  married  Nellie 
Painter,  and  has  children,  John'°  George,  Harry'° 
Cameron,  Mary'°  Frances,  Samuel, '°  and  Nellie'° 
Julia;  n,  Eliza^  Wood,  married  Thadeus  R.  Mc- 
Clurken,  and  has  children,  Roger'°  Q.,  and  Francisco'° 
T.  McClurken;  HI,  Annie^  Julia,  married  Chas.  P. 
Butler,  and  has  children,  Kate'°  Burnice  and  Jos/° 
V.  Butler;  IV,  Annie, ^  married  a  Methodist  minister; 
V,  Mary9  Elizabeth,  married  Albert  Beatty,  of 
Askin.  Ky. ;  VI,  John^  Samuel;  and  VII,  Murray^ 
Chas.  Francisco. 

(142)  Thos. ^  B,  Jones  married  Fleeta  B. ,  daughter 
of  C.  F.  Cook,  of  Ridgefarm,  111.,  and  has  one  child, 
Grace^  Virginia  Jones. 

(145)  Wm.^  M.  Jones'  children  are  Elizabeth, ^ 
married  Jas.  Ellison,  of  Madison  County;  Joseph" 
Jones;  Annie^  Morford  Jones;  and  Wm.^  Jones. 

(173)  Roger^  ap  Catesby  Jones  married  Carrie  Lee 
Cawthon,  and  has  children,  Laura^  Keith,  Gertrude^ 
Tartt,  Catesby9  ap  Roger,  and  Sarah^  Cawthon  Jones. 

(174)  Catesby^  ap  Catesby  Jones  did  not  die  in 
infancy  as  seems  to  be  stated  in  the  book,  but  is  a 
physician  now  living  in  New  York  City. 

(176)  Gertrude^  Letitia  Jones  married  Edward 
Carlisle    Melvin,   of    Selma,   Ala.,    president   of   the 

Corrections  and  Other  Additions  375 

Selma  National  Bank  and  several  similar  institutions, 
and  has  children,  Gertrude^  Tartt,  Mary^  Page,  and 
Martha^  Mabry  Melvin. 

(177)  Mary^  Page  Jones  married  Wm.  Norton 
Thompson,  cotton  merchant  of  Selma,  Ala.,  and  has 
children,  Mary^  Page,   and  Wm.^  Norton  Thompson. 

(178)  Mattie^  Moran  Jones  married  Jonathan 
Haralson,  Jr.,  an  electrical  engineer,  Rochester,  N.  Y. 

(237)  Walter^  N.  Jones  died  without  issue,  March 
18,   1908.      His  mother  died  December  2,   1906. 

(239)  Thos.^  Catesby  Jones,  after  practicing  law 
with  eminent  success  for  eight  years  in  Norfolk,  Va., 
has  recently  removed  to  New  York  City  and  will 
resume  the  practice  in  that  city.  He  married 
Olga,  daughter  of  Frank  Hasbrouck,  of  Pough- 
keepsie,  N.  Y. 

(241)  Robert^  F.  Jones  has  become  an  M.  D.,  and 
recently  stood  a  successful  examination  for  surgeon 
in  the  U.  S.  navy. 

(349)  Wm.'^  Catesby  Jones  was  a  gifted  young 
lawyer  of  great  professional  promise  who  was,  at  the 
time  of  his  death,  January  25,  1904,  Commonwealth's 
Attorney  of  Gloucester  County,  being  the  third  gen- 
eration of  the  family  to  fill  this  office. 

(350)  Hetty^  C.  Jones  married  John  L.  Bouldin, 
son  of  Judge  Thos.  Tyler  Bouldin,  and  nephew  of 
Judge  Wood  Bouldin,  of  the  Supreme  Court  of 

(351)  John^  W.  C.  Jones  is  an  M.  D.,  and  an  emi- 
nent eye,  ear,  nose,  and  throat  specialist  in  Newport 

376  The  Jekyll  Family. 

News,  Va.  He  married  Charlotte  S.,  daughter  of 
Hon.  John  W.  Staphenson,  of  Bath  County,  Va. 

(352)  Anne^  B.  Jones  married  Ernest  G.  Rogers, 
of  Newport  News,  formerly  of  Erie,  Penn. ,  and  has 
children,  Wm.^  Catesby,  Sarah^  Shadduck,  and 
PowelP  Burwell  Rogers. 

(226)  Rosalie^  Fontaine  Jones  married  John  Grant 
Armistead,  son  of  Thos.  S.  and  Lucy  (Grant)  Armi- 
stead,  of  Virginia. 


The  mother  of  Elizabeth  Catesby,  who  married 
Dr.  Wm.  Cocke  and  was  the  mother  of  (4)  Col.  Thos. 
Jones'  wife,  was  Elizabeth  Jekyll,  of  the  family  that 
owned  and  occupied  Hedingham  Castle,  in  Essex 
County,  England.  In  London  Marriage  Licenses, 
1 524-1 869,  by  Jos.  Foster,  p.  255,  we  find  the  fol- 
lowing entry  : 

"Catesby,  John,  of  Sudbury,  Suffolk,  gent.,  bach- 
elor, about  28,  and  Elizabeth  Jekyll,  of  Hedingham 
Castle,  Essex,  spinster,  about  18,  her  father  con- 
sents— at  St.  Andrews,  Holborn,  or  Gray's  Inn,  or 
Charterhouse  Chapel,  London,   16  May,  1670.     V." 

The  following  account  of  her  family  is  taken  from 
Burke's  Family  Records:  (2)  William  Jekyll,  of 
Newington,  Co.  Middlesex  (son  of  (i)  John  Jekyll, 
who  came  from  Lincolnshire),  married  Margaret, 
daughter  and  heir  of  John  Stocker,  of  Newington, 

Jhc     6AMqt/£TriHO    /^Ai-t. ,    Tff 

Home  of  the  Jekylls. 

Elizabeth  Jekyll  of  Castle  Hedingham,  Co.  Essex,  England,  married  John 

Catesbi',  and  they  were  the  grandparents  of  (4)  Col.  Thos.  Jones'  wife. 

The  Jekyll  Family.  377 

Middlesex,  and  Alice,  his  wife,  daughter  of  Sir  Wil- 
ham  Snawsell,  Lord  Mayor  of  York,  1468,  and  died 
1522  (will  dated  May,  1500,  proved  15  Nov.,  1539), 
leaving  issue,  with  others,  (3)  Bartholomew  Jekyll, 
who  married,  ist,  Elizabeth,  daughter  of  Robert 
Elrington,  of  Hackney,  and  had  issue,  with  others, 
(4)  John  Stocker  Jekyll,  of  Newington. 

(4)  Joh^"^  Stocker  Jekyll,  of  Newington,  Middlesex, 
married  Mary,  daughter  and  heir  of  Nicholas  Barne- 
house,  of  Wellington,  Somerset,  and  had  issue,  with 
others,  (5)  Thomas,  of  Booking. 

(5)  Thos.  Jekyll,  of  Booking,  Essex,  and  Clifford's 
Inn,  London,  born  Jan.  21,  1570,  had  a  confirmation 
of  arms  Feb.  6,  1621,  married  Elizabeth,  daughter  of 
Richard  Leake,  of  Norton  Honeypeare,  Co.  Leices- 
ter, and  had  issue,  with  others,  (6)  Thomas,  Sec- 
ondary of  the  King's  Bench,  1664;  (7)  John,  father 
of  the  great  lawyer,  (8)  Sir  Joseph  Jekyll,  Master  of 
the  Rolls,  &c. ;  and  (9)  Nicholas,  of  Hedingham 

(9)  Nicholas  Jekyll.  of  Hedingham  Castle,  Essex, 
born  Oct.  i,  161 5,  married  Martha,  daughter  of 
William  Carter,  of  Gastingthorp,  Essex,  and  died 
1683  (will  dated  10  Sept.,  proved  6  Dec.  of  that 
year),  leaving  issue,  with  others,  (10)  Elizabeth. 

(10)  Elizabeth  Jekyll,  married  May  16,  1670,  John 
Catesby,  of  Sudbury,  Suffolk,  and  had  issue  (not 
given  by  Burke),  (11)  Mark  Catesby,  the  naturalist — 
see  facsimile  of  his  letter;  (12)  Elizabeth  Catesby, 
married  Dr.  Wm.  Cocke,  Secretary  of  State  for  the 

378  The   Carter  Family. 

colony  of  Virginia,  whose  daughter,  Ehzabeth,  mar- 
ried, 2nd,  (4)  Col.  Thos.  Jones — see  facsimile  of  her 
letter;  (13)  John  Catesby — see  facsimile  of  his 
letter — and,  perhaps  others.  It  must  be  of  the  latter 
that  Dr.  Walter  Jones,  then  a  student  in  Edinburgh, 
writing  under  date  Dec.  15,  1769,  to  his  brother 
Thomas  in  Virginia,  says:  "  Our  uncle  Catesby  lives 
in  a  retired  village  in  Suffolk — he  is  so  much  decayed 
as  scarcely  to  be  able  to  walk  across  the  room." 

The  Jekyll  arms,  as  given  in  Family  Records^  are: 
Or  a  fesse  between  three  hinds  trippant  Sa. 

Crest — A  nag's  head  couped  arg.  maned  and  bridled 
sa.  studded  and  tasselled  or. 


In  the  first  volume  of  Some  Colonial  Mansions y  by 
Glenn,  there  is  an  extended  and  richly  illustrated 
account  of  the  Carter  family.  Part  II  of  which  opens 
with  this  statement:  "The  most  celebrated  of  the 
grandsons  of  'King  Carter'  was  Robert  of  Nomini, 
usually  known  as  Councillor  Carter."  Councillor 
Carter,  whose  daughter  Fanny  was  the  mother  of 
my  grandfather  Jones,  was  born  in  1728,  and  was  an 
only  son  of  Robert  Carter  of  Nomini  and  his  wife, 
who  was  Priscilla  "Churchill,"  daughter  of  Col.  Wm. 
Churchill,  of  Middlesex  County,  Va.,  and  not  Pris- 
cilla   "Bladen,"    as    heretofore    stated.       Councillor 

-,  //i^l^  ^Cy  ?ny-Aj^  u^d^'  iP  .-^  4^  ^'^ //>a,^.J^e^r 

Councillor  Carter  to  (28)  Maj.  Thos.  ap  Thos.  Jones,  of  "Bathurst." 

The  Carter  Family.  379 

Carter  died  in  Baltimore,  March  4,  1804.  On  April 
2,  1754,  he  married  Frances  Ann,  tenth  child  of 
Hon.  Benj.  Tasker,  who  was  for  more  than  thirty- 
two  years  member  of  the  council  of  state  for  *Mary- 
land  and,  as  president  of  the  council,  was  acting  gov- 
ernor in  1752-53.  Rebecca  Tasker,  a  sister  of  Mrs. 
Carter,  married  the  elder  Daniel  Dulany,  the  cele- 
brated lawyer  of  "Hunting  Ridge"  and  Baltimore. 
Mrs.  Carter's  mother  was  Ann  Bladen,  only  daughter 
of  Wm.  Bladen,  Attorney-General  of  Maryland,  1707, 
son  of  Nathaniel  Bladen,  of  Hemsworth,  Yorkshire, 
and  his  wife,  Isabella  Fairfax,  daughter  of  Sir  Wm. 
Fairfax,  of  Steeton,  and  Frances,  his  wife,  daughter 
of  Sir  Thos.  Chaloner,  of  Gainsborough.  Col.  Thos. 
Bladen,  only  brother  of  Ann  Bladen,  was  governor 
of  Maryland,  1742-47,  and  later  a  member  of  Par- 
liament. His  daughter  Harriot  married  Wm.  Anne 
Capel,  fourth  earl  of  Essex.  Councillor  Carter's 
wife  died  Oct.  31,  1787,  aged  49,  and  was  interred 
"in  the  family  burying  ground  in  the  garden  at 
Nomony  Hall."  (See  Letter  Book  of  Councillor 
Carter.)  His  father,  Robert  Carter,  who  is  supposed 
to  have  built  Nomini  Hall,  and  who  died  in  1732,  is 
also  buried  there,  and  a  catalpa  tree  which  the  Coun- 
cillor "with  his  own  hands"  planted  at  the  head  of 
his  grave,  was  still  standing  in  1900.  His  wife  bore 
him  seventeen  children,  only  nine  of  whom  survived 

*For  information  contained  here,  I  am  largely  indebted  to  Richard  H, 
Spencer,  Esq.,  of  the  Maryland  Historical  Society. 

380  The   Carter  Family. 

in  1773.  Yet  in  1773  Philip  Fithian*  notes  in  his 
diary:  "Mrs.  Carter  looks  &  would  pass  for  a 
younger  Woman  than  some  unmarried  Ladies  of  my 
acquaintance,  who  would  willingly  enough  make  us 
place  them  below  twenty!"  Mr.  Carter  was  ap- 
pointed a  councillor  Nov.  9,  1758,  and  in  1761  he 
and  his  family  removed  to  Williamsburg,  where 
they  continued  to  reside  until  June,  1772,  when  they 
returned  to  Nomini  Hall.  He  was  councillor  during 
this  period  and  probably  until  he  removed  to  Balti- 
more. His  third  daughter  and  sixth  child,  Frances, 
who  married  Major  Thos.  ap  Thos.  Jones,  it  is  pre- 
sumed in  Dec.  1781,  was  born  in  Williamsburg  in 
1764.  The  following  is  the  preamble  to  a  deed  of 
gift  of  five  hundred  acres  of  land  in  Northumberland, 
which  is  found  among  our  papers:  "This  Indenture 
made  the  Se'nth  day  of  March  in  the  Year  of  our 
Lord  One  Thousand  seven  hundred  and  Eighty  Five 
Between  Robert  Carter  of  Copel  parish  in  the  County 
of  Westmoreland  and  Commonwealth  of  Virginia 
Esqr.  of  the  One  Part,  and  Frances  (third  daughter 
of  the  said  Robert  Carter  and  Frances  his  wife),  at 

*  Philip  Fithian  was'a  native  of  New  Jersey,  a  graduate  of  Princeton, 
and  became  a  Presbyterian  minister.  In  1773  he  came  as  tutor  in  Coun- 
cillor Carter's  family,  bringing  with  him  the  usual  New  England 
prejudices  due  to  ignorance  of  Southern  life,  and  while  residing  at 
Nomini  Hall  kept  a  daily  journal  of  his  impressions  of  the  family  and  the 
daily  happenings  at  Nomini,  which  has  been  published  in  a  handsome 
volume  for  the  Princeton  Historical  Association.  It  is  difficult  to  see 
how  any  one  who  feels  a  geuuine  interest  in  the  home  life  of  the  Vir- 
ginians prior  to  the  Revolution  can  fail  to  add  this  delightfully  interest- 
ing and  instructive  volume  to  the  family  library. 

The  Carter  Family.  381 

the  time  of  Ensealing  of  these  Presents  wife  unto 
Major  Thomas  Jones  Jun'r  son  of  Col.  Thomas 
Jones  of  Hanover  County  of  the  other  Part,  Wit- 
nesseth"  etc.  Mrs.  Jones  was  one  of  Philip  Fithian's 
pupils,  and  his  diary  (1774)  contains  the  following 
sketch  of  her,  along  with  similar  sketches  of  his  other 

"Fanny  next,  is  in  her  Person,  according  to  my 
Judgment,  the  Flower  in  the  Family — She  has  a 
strong  resemblance  to  her  Mama  who  is  an  elegant, 
beautiful  woman — Miss  Fanny  seems  to  have  a  re- 
markable Sedateness,  &  simplicity  in  her  counte- 
nance, which  is  always  rather  cheerful  than  melan- 
choly ;  She  has  nothing  with  which  we  can  find  Fault 
in  her  person,  but  has  something  in  the  Features  of 
her  Face  which  insensibly  pleases  us,  &  always  when 
She  draws  our  Attention,  &  much  more  because  there 
seems  to  be  for  every  agreeable  Feature  a  corres- 
pondent Action  which  improves  and  adorns  it. " 

I  append  certain  extracts  from  Philip's  diary 
illustrative  of  life  at  Nomini  Hall  and  vicinity  and, 
incidentally,  of  southern  life  in  general  as  it  was 
then  lived  by  the  better  classes.  At  the  time  it  was 
written  our  family  lived  at  Mt.  Zion,  their  family 
seat  in  Northumberland.  First,  from  Philip's  letter 
home  to  his  former  tutor,  the  Rev.  Enoch  Green, 
dated  December  i,  1773:  "Rev'd  Sir.  As  you  de- 
sired I  may  not  omit  to  inform  you;  so  far  as  I  can 
by  a  letter,  of  the  business  in  which  I  am  now 
engaged     *     *     ^*- 

382  The  Carter  Family. 

"I  set  out  from  home  the  20th.  of  Octr.  and 
arrived  at  the  Hon.  Robert  Carter's,  of  Nominy,  in 
Westmoreland  County,  the  28th.  *  *  *  Mr. 
Carter  is  one  of  the  Counsellors  in  the  general  court 
at  Williamsburg,  and  posesst  of  as  great,  perhaps 
the  clearest  fortune  according  to  the  estimation  of 
people  here,  of  any  man  in  Virginia.  He  seems  to 
be  a  good  scholar,  even  in  classical  learning,  and  is 
remarkable  one  in  english  grammar;  and  notwith- 
standing his  rank,  which  in  general  seems  to  counte- 
nance indulgence  to  children,  both  himself  and  Mrs. 
Carter  have  a  manner  of  instructing  and  dealing  with 
children  far  superior,  I  may  say  it  with  confidence,  to 
any  I  have  ever  seen,  in  any  place,  or  in  any  family. 
They  keep  them  in  perfect  subjection  to  themselves, 
and  never  pass  over  an  occasion  of  reproof;  and  I 
blush  for  many  of  my  acquaintances  when  I  say  that 
the  children  are  more  kind  and  complaisant  to  the 
servants  who  constantly  attend  them  than  we  are  to 
our  superiors  in  age  and  condition.  Mr.  Carter  has 
an  overgrown  library  of  Books  of  which  he  allows 
me  the  free  use.  It  consists  of  a  general  collection  of 
law  books,  all  the  Latin  and  Greek  Classicks,  vast 
number  of  books  on  Divinity  chiefly  by  writers  who 
are  of  the  established  Religion;  he  has  the  works  of 
almost  all  the  late  famous  writers,  as  Locke,  Addi- 
son, Young,  Pope,  Swift,  Dryden,  &c.  in  Short,  Sir, 
to  speak  moderately,  he  has  more  than  eight  times 
your  number — His  eldest  Son,  who  seems  to  be  a 
Boy  of  genius  and  application  is  to  be  sent  to  Cam- 

The  Carter  Family.  383 

bridge  University,  but  I  believe  will  go  through  a 
course  either  in  Philadelphia  or  Princeton  College 
first.  As  to  what  is  commonly  said  concerning  Vir- 
ginia that  it  is  difficult  to  avoid  being  corrupted  with 
the  manners  of  the  people,  I  believe  it  is  founded 
wholly  in  a  mistaken  notion  that  persons  must,  when 
here  frequent  all  promiscous  assemblies;  but  this  is 
so  far  from  truth  that  any  one  who  does  practice  it, 
tho'  he  is  accused  of  no  crime,  loses  at  once  his  char- 
acter; so  that  either  the  manners  have  been  lately 
changed,  or  the  report  is  false,  for  he  seems  now  to 
be  best  esteemed  and  most  applauded  who  attends 
to  his  business,  whatever  it  be,  with  the  greatest  dili- 
gence." No,  Hfe  in  the  South  had  not  changed. 
Philip  was  simply  seeing  it  with  his  own  eyes  and 
not  with  the  eyes  of  one  that  never  had  seen  it  and 
knew  nothing  of  it.  The  social  customs  or  manner 
of  life  in  colonial  Virginia  differed  in  no  appreciable 
respect,  at  any  period,  from  that  which  obtained,  at 
a  corresponding  period,  in  England  among  people  ot 
the  better  class.  Thus  the  Rev.  Hugh  Jones,  writ- 
ing in  1724,  says:  "The  habits,  life,  customs,  &c., 
of  the  Virginians  are  much  the  same  as  about 
London.  They  live  in  the  same  neat  manner,  dress 
after  the  same  modes,  and  behave  themselves  ex- 
actly as  the  gentry  in  London;  most  families  of  any 
note  having  a  coach,  chariot,  berlin,  or  chaise.  At 
the  Capitol  at  public  times  may  be  seen  a  great 
number  of  handsome,  well-dressed,  compleat  gentle- 
men; and  at  the  governor's  house  upon  birth  nights 

384  The  Carter  Fafuily. 

and  at  balls  and  assemblies,  I  have  seen  as  fine  an 
appearance,  as  good  diversion,  and  as  splendid  enter- 
tainments in  Gov.  Spotswood's  time,  as  I  have  seen 
anywhere  else."  The  Virginians  loved  their  mother 
country.  They  were  loyal  to  its  institutions,  social, 
civil,  and  religious.  They  had  no  grievances  against 
the  established  order.  The  Virginians  were  of  the 
established  order!  No,  Philip  was  simply  seeing 
for  himself.  Philip  was  present  taking  notes,  let 
him  tell  the  story,  to  wit: 

1773.  Dec.  13 — "The  people  are  extremely  hos- 
pitable, and  very  polite  both  of  which  are  most  cer- 
tainly universal  Characteristics  of  the  Gentlemen  in 
Virginia — I  have  heard  that  this  Country  is  noto- 
rious for  Gaming,  however  this  be,  I  have  not  seen  a 
Pack  of  Cards,  nor  a  Die,  since  I  left  home,  nor 
gaming  or  Betting  of  any  kind  except  at  the  Rich- 
mond-Race. Almost  every  Gentleman  of  Condition, 
keeps  a  Chariot  and  Four;  many  drive  with  six 
Horses. — Mr.  Carter  is  practising  this  evening  on  the 
Guittar  He  begins  with  the  Trumpet  Minuet.  He 
has  a  good  Ear  for  Music;  a  vastly  delicate  Taste: 
and  keeps  good  Instruments,  he  has  here  at  Home 
a  Harpsichord,  Forte-Piano,  Harmonica,  Guittar  & 
German  Flutes,  &  at  Williamsburg,  has  a  good 
Organ,  he  himself  also  is  indefatigable  in  the  Practice. 

Dec.  21 — "To  day,  before  Dinner  called  in  and 
stayed  a  short  time  Mr.  Blain  and  Mr.  Lee  who  were 
going  to  one  Mr.  Lanes  to  a  Christening,  which  I 
understand  is  one  of  the  chief  times  for  Diversion 

The  Carter  Family.  385 

here — Miss  Carter  told  me  that  her  Mama  thought 
of  giving  a  small  Ball  at  the  approaching  Christmas 
for  select  friends. 

Dec.  25 — "At  Breakfast,  when  Mr.  Carter  entered 
the  Room,  he  gave  us  the  compHments  of  the  Season. 
He  told  me,  very  civily,  that  as  my  Horse  was 
Lame,  his  own  riding  Horse  is  at  my  Service  to  ride 
when  &  where  I  Choose. 

"Mrs.  Carter  was,  as  always,  cheerful,  chatty,  & 
agreeable;  She  told  me  after  Breakfast  several  droll, 
merry  occurrences  that  happened  while  she  was  in 
the  City  Williamsburg. 

"We  dined  at  four  o-Clock — There  were  at  Table 
Mrs.  Carter  &  her  five  Daughters  that  are  at  School 
with  me — Miss  Priscilla,  Nancy,  Fanny,  Betsy,  and 
Harriot,  five  as  beautiful  delicate,  well-instructed 
Children  as  I  have  ever  known! 

Dec.  27 — "At  Breakfast  Mrs.  Carter  gave  me  an 
invitation  to  wait  on  her  to  parson  Smiths  Mr.  Carter 
offered  Me  his  riding  Horse,  a  beautiful  grey,  young, 
lively  Colt;  We  sat  out  about  ten,  Mrs.  Carter, 
Miss  Prissy,  Miss  Fanny,  &  Miss  Betsy,  in  the 
Chariot;  Bob  and  I  were  on  Horse  back;  Mrs. 
Carter  had  three  waiting  Men:  a  Coachman,  Driver 
&  Postillion. — We  returned  in  the  Evening;  &  found 
Mr.  Carter  &  Miss  Nancy  practising  Music,  one  on 
the  Forte-Piano,  and  the  other  on  the  Guitar. 

1774,  Jany.  2 — "I  was  solicited  by  Dr.  Wither- 
spoon  to  go  into  Virginia  &  teach  in  a  Gentlemans 
Family — The  offer  seem'd  profitable;  I  was  encour- 

386  The  Carter  Family. 

aged  by  the  Dr.  and  was  to  have  his  Recommenda- 
tion— *  *  *  Yet  I  was  in  great  Doubt  &  Wholly 
undetermined  for  some  Weeks,  because  many  of  my 
friends,  and  some  of  my  near  Relations  opposed  my 
leaving  *  *  *  They  told  me  *  *  *  That 
Virginia  is  sickly — That  the  People  there  are  pro- 
fane, and  exceeding  wicked. — Here  now  I  am  in  a 
strange  Province;  But  I  am  under  no  more  nor 
stronger  temptations  to  any  kind  of  vice,  perhaps  not 
so  great  as  at  Cohansie. — unless  sometimes  when  I 
am  solicited  to  dance  I  am  forc'd  to  blush,  for  my 

Jany.  3 — "Last  Evening,  by  Miss  Prissy,  I  was 
complimented  with  an  Invitation  from  Mr.  Turber- 
ville  to  Dine  with  Him  tomorrow — Squire  Lee  is  as 
Miss  Prissy  told  me,  preparing  to  make  a  splendid 
Ball,  which  is  to  last  four  or- five  Days;  we  are  to  be 

Jan.  4 — "The  Family  is  most  agreeable!  Mr. 
Carter  is  sensible  judicious,  much  given  to  retirement 
&  Study;  his  Company,  and  conversation  are  always 
profitable — His  main  studies  are  Law  and  Music,  the 
latter  of  which  seems  to  be  his  darling  Amusement — 
It  seems  to  nourish,  as  well  as  entertain  his  mind! 
And  to  be  sure  he  has  a  nice  well  judging  Ear,  and 
has  made  great  advances  in  the  Theory,  and  Practice 
of  music. 

Jan.  6 — "To  Day  about  twelve  Bob  &  Prissy  & 
Nancy  went  in  the  Chariot  to  Stratford,  to  attend 
the  Dancing-School — Mr.  Taylor,  the  Colonel's  prin- 

The  Carter  Family.  387 

cipal  Overseer  dined  with  us — After  School  in  the 
Evening,  I  sat  with  Betsy  &  Fanny  while  they  sung 
me  many  songs.  When  they  had  done  I  waited  on 
them  Home,  &  spent  the  Evening  with  Mr.  & 
Mrs.  Carter. 

Jan.  8 — ''About  Six  in  the  Evening  the  Chariot 
returned  with  Bob,  Miss  Prissy  &  Nancy  from  the 
Dance  at  Stratford — They  brought  News  as  follows: 
Miss  Prissy  told  us,  that  they  had  an  elegant  Dance 
on  the  Whole;  that  Colonel  Philip  Lee,  where  they 
met  to  Dance,  was  on  Friday,  at  the  Wedding,  &c. ; 
Mr.  Christian  the  Master  danced  several  Minuets, 
prodigiously  beautiful,  that  Captain  Grigg  (Captain 
of  an  English  Ship)  danced  a  Minuet  with  her;  that 
he  hobbled  most  dolefully,  &  that  the  whole  Assem- 
bly laughed. 

March  18 — Mr.  Carter  now  possesses  60000  Acres 
of  Land,  &  about  600  Negroes —  *  *  *  Qut  of 
these  Lands,  which  are  situated  so  remote  from  each 
other  in  various  parts  of  these  two  large  Provinces, 
Virginia,  &  Maryland,  Mr.  Carter  has  chosen  for  the 
place  of  his  habitation  a  high  spot  of  Ground  in  West- 
moreland County  at  the  head  of  the  Navigation  of  the 
River  Nomini,  where  he  has  erected  a  large  Elegant 
House,  at  a  vast  expense,  which  commonly  goes  by 
the  name  of  Nomini-Hall.  This  House  is  built  with 
Brick,  but  the  bricks  have  been  covered  with  strong 
lime  Mortar;  so  that  the  building  is  now  perfectly 
white;  It  is  seventy-six  Feet  long  from  East  to 
West;  &  forty-four  wide  from  North  to  South,  two 

388  The  Carter  Fmnily. 

Stories  high. — Due  East  of  the  Great  House  are  two 
Rows  of  tall,  flourishing,  beautiful  Poplars;  these 
Rows  are  something  wider  than  the  House,  &  are 
about  300  yards  Long,  at  the  Easternmost  end  of 
which  is  the  great  Road  leading  through  Westmore- 
land to  Richmond.  These  Rows  of  Poplars  form  an 
extremely  pleasant  avenue,  &  at  the  Road,  through 
them,  the  House  appears  most  romantic,  at  the  same 
time  that  it  does  truly  elegant. 

April  4 — "Easter  Monday;  a  general  holiday; 
Negroes*  are  now  all  disbanded  till  Wednesday 
morning  &  are  at  Cock  Fights  through  the  County. 

April  10 — "This  morning  is  extremely  pleasant 
the  Country  full  of  flowers,  &  the  branches  full   of 

*The  overseer  that  told  Philip  of  his  improved  method  of  punishing 
slaves  by  tying  them  up  until  their  feet  just  touched  the  points  of  shar- 
pened pegs,  was  certainly  "kidding"  Philip.  It  should  have  occurred  to 
him  that  men  of  Mr.  Carter's  character  would  not  permit  unnecessary 
cruelty  to  slaves.  It  recalls  an  incident  that  occurred  in  Winchester,  my 
old  town,  before  the  war,  and  was  related  to  me  by  leading  citizens  many 
years  afterward.  The  man  was  pointed  out  to  me  and  was  still  an  irre- 
pressible joker.  An  inquisitive  stranger  from  a  northern  State  visited 
the  town  and  soou  became  an  object  of  interest  to  this  village  wag.  A 
one-legged  negro  came  hobbling  by  and  the  wag  said  to  him,  "  You  see 
that  poor  negro,  stranger!  He  belongs  to,  I  reckon,  the  meanest  man  in 
seven  states.  He's  a  shoemaker,  like  myself,  I'm  sorry  to  say,  and  he 
buys  the  likeliest  negroes  he  can  find  to  work  in  his  shop,  and  cuts  one 
leg  off  to  keep  them  from  running  away,  for  you  know  they  make  as  good 
shoemakers  with  one  leg  as  with  two.  Don't  talk  about  it  here,  stranger, 
for  you  might  get  into  trouble."  Of  course  he  didn't  speak  of  it,  as  the 
wag  anticipated,  and  no  one  had  an  opportunity  to  undeceive  him.  No 
doubt  he  believed  every  word  that  was  told  him,  and  gave  it  due  currency 
among  his  friends  in  the  North,  as  his  descendants  may  be  doing  to  this 
good  day.  "  Of  course  it  is  true ;  did  not  our  father  get  it  from  a  promi- 
nent citizen  of  Kentucky,  was  he  not  in  Kentucky  at  the  time  and 
did  he  not  actually  see  with  his  own  eyes  one  of  the  negroes  whose  leg 
had  been  cut  off?" 

The  Carter  Family.  389 

lovely  singing  Birds. — Before  Breakfast  I  saw  a  Ring 
of  Negroes  at  the  Stable,  fighting  Cocks,  and  in  sev- 
eral parts  of  the  plantation  they  are  digging  up  their 
small  Lots  of  ground  allow'd  by  their  Master  for 
Potatoes,  peas,  &c. 

June  18 — "  Toward  evening  'Squire  Lee  call'd  in 
&  brought  a  late  London  News  Paper — He  informed 
us  likewise  that  last  Saturday  in  Richmond  (our 
neighboring  County)  the  people  drest  &  burnt  with 
great  marks  of  Detestation  the  infamous  Lord 
North — Mrs.  Carter,  after  the  'Squire  left  us  quite 
astonished  me  in  the  Course  of  the  evening,  with  her 
perfect  acquaintance  with  the  American  Constitution. 

Aug.  2 — "About  Sunset  we  left  the  Ship,  &  went 
all  to  Hobb's  Hole  (Tappahannock),  where  a  Ball 
was  agreed  on — This  is  a  small  Village,  with  only  a 
few  Stores,  &  Shops,  it  is  on  a  beautiful  River,  &  has 
I  am  told  commonly  six,  eight,  &  ten  Ships  loading 
before  it  the  Crews  of  which  enliven  the  Town — 
(Ball  Room)  25  Ladies — 40  Gentlemen — The  Room 
very  long,  well-finished,  airy  &  cool,  &  well-seated — 
two  Fiddlers — Miss  Aphia  Fantleroy*  danced  next, 
the  best  dancer  of  the  whole  absolutely — And  the 
finest  Girl — Her  head  tho'  was  powdered  white  as 
Snow,  &  crap'd  in  the  newest  taste — She  is  the  Copy 
of  the  goddess  of  Modesty — Very  handsome;  she 
seemed  to  be  loved  by  all  her  Acquaintances,  and 
admired  by  every  Stranger." 

*  An  aunt  of  Grandma  Jones. 


To  (4)  Col.  Thos.  Jones  of  Va.,   from  Hon.   Sam- 
uel SwANN  OF  North  Carolina. 

Edenton  July  30th  1743 
Hon'd  Sr 

I  yesterday  had  the  pleasure  by  Mr.  Parks  Mes- 
senger, to  hear  of  the  health  of  yourself  and  Family; 
at  the  same  time  he  gave  me  a  lett'r  from  you,  which 
I  suppose,  had  layd  long  in  Mr.  Parks  office  being 
dated  the  25th  of  March  last  &  was  in  answer  to  one 
I  wrote  from  this  place  the  19th  of  the  same  month. 

When  I  then  returned  home  to  the  satisfaction  of 
finding  my  Family  well  was  added  that  of  hearing 
by  your  Lett'r  to  my  wife  of  the  Blessing  you  enjoy- 
ed of  a  Perfect  health,  and  tho'  farr  advanced  in 
life,  entirely  free  from  decays,  and  complaints,  too 
frequent  in  persons  of  your  age,  may  you  as  long  re- 
main so  as  did  the  Meek  Prophet,  that  was  the  Jew- 
ish lawgiver  and  tho'  late;  when  you  pay  your  debt 
to  Nature,  may  your  Exit  be  as  happy;  in  the  mean 
time  pray  give  us  the  pleasure  of  hearing  often  from 
you  and  that  you  remain  in  the  enjoyment  of  the 
first  part  of  my  wish. 

I  now  come  to  your  letter  of  the  25th  of  March, 
and  hope  long  before  this  my  little  kinswoman  Lucy 
hath  cot  well  of  the  wound  in  her  foot  with  much 

392  Appendix. 

less  pain  than  that  with  which  she  may  hereafter  in- 
spire the  Breast  of  some  worthy  lover  who  she  may 
suffer  to  sigh  in  Vain,  before  the  little  Fabled  god 
has  made  her  conscious  of  the  pain  she  gives. 

I'm  pleased  with  the  character  you  give  me  of  Mr, 
King  and  could  wish  I  was  happy  in  his  Friendship 
and  acquaintance;  had  he  less  merit,  my  regard  for 
the  Family  to  which  he  is  now  alied,  would  create  in 
me  an  Esteem  for  him. 

I  thank  you  for  your  congratulations  on  my  New 
Office;  Ambition  is  my  least  foible,  and  the  only 
pleasure  that  results  from  this  office  being  conferred 
tho'  unsought  after  by  me;  is  that  it  gives  me  reason 
to  believe  my  conduct  in  General  has  been  Agreeable 
to  the  most  distinguishing  part  of  the  community  in 
which  it  is  my  fortune  to  live. 

I  have  here  enclosed  you  a  Release  from  Mr. 
Wilson  and  his  wife  (late  widow  and  Executrix  of 
my  Brother  Fred'k  Jones  deceased)  also  one  from 
Mr.  Howes  and  my  self.  You  will  observe  an  ex- 
ception to  the  release  signed  by  Mr.  Wilson  and  his 
wife  as  to  any  Demand  they  may  have  on  the  Estate 
of  Maj.  Holloway  they  imagining  a  General  release 
to  you  being  one  of  the  Executors  to  him  might  be  a 
barr  to  any  claim  they  might  think  proper  to  make 
against  his  Estate  on  Acc't  of  an  Instrument  of 
writing  given  by  him  to  my  Brother  Harding  Jones, 
as  it  might  be  plead  by  all  of  Maj.  Holloways  Exrs; 
(the  release  is  full  as  to  your  being  Exr  to  your 
Brother;)  this  they  reminded  me  of,   when  I  called 

Appendix.  393 

on  them  in  my  way  to  this  place  to  get  them  to 
signe  a  release  which  I  had  drawn  General  as  is  that 
from  Mr.  Howes  and  myself;  and  one  I  had  with  me 
signed  by  my  Brother  Thos.  Jones  which  I  have 
kept  to  have  it  altered  in  the  same  particular;  as  this 
Exception  did  not  occur  to  me  when  I  got  him  to 
signe  &  as  he  left  it  to  me  that  I  should  not  advise 
him  to  signe  any  instrument  that  might  operate  to 
his  prejudice  in  any  particular,  when  I  return  I  will 
get  him  to  execute  one  with  the  Exception,  and  will 
send  it  from  this  place  if  I  live  to  come  here  at  our 
next  Assembly  which  is  to  be  about  the  middle  of 
Novem'r  next.  I  left  your  Niece  and  all  our  friends 
well  when  I  came  from  home  about  three  weeks 
agoe,  I  shall  return  about  two  day,  hence.  Pray 
make  my  complements  to  all  my  friends  in  Gen'l  but 
in  particular  to  my  Aunt  &  Little  kinsfolk  who  to- 
gether with  you  I  wish  all  the  happiness  that  can  be 
enjoyed  on  this  side  imortality. 
I  am  Sr  Yr  Most 

Dutiful  &  obliged  Nephew 

(Signed)     Sam'l  Swann 

P  S 

The  blots  &  scrawls  of  this  paper  I  hope  you'l 
excuse  as  it  is  a  Public  time  when  I'm  obliged  to 
write  in  much  hurry  &  have  not  time  to  copy  it  over. 

394  Appendix. 

To  (4)  Col.  Thos.  Jones  of  Va.,  from  Hon.   Sam- 
uel SwANN  OF  North  Carolina. 

September  the  8th  1757. 
"Hon'd  Sr 

Your  kind  lett'r  of  the  10th  of  June  with  those  for 
my  wife  did  not  come  to  hand  'till  the  3d  of  August 
when  Mr.  Ashe  a  kinsman  of  mine  met  with  them  at 
Bladen  County  Court  and  brought  them  down  to 
me,  but  could  give  me  no  account  by  whome  they 
came  from  Virginia.  I  should  by  the  Post  have  ac- 
knowledged the  rece't  of  them  before  now  but  was 
at  that  time  very  ill  with  a  fevor  of  which  I  am  yet 
but  scarcely  recovered,  and  that  hath  reduced  me  so 
low  that  I  am  now  but  just  able  to  write — 

I  am  glad  to  find  your  son*  got  safe  home  found 
you  his  mother  and  your  family  well  and  that  he 
was  pleased  with  his  treatment  at  Cape  Fear.  I 
think  him  deserving  of  all  the  civility  and  respect  it 
was  in  my  power  to  shew  him,  and  that  he  had  little 
occation  of  my  recomendation  as  his  own  merit  and 
behaviour  would  have  been  a  very  good  Introduction 
to  the  Gent'm  here  and  Justly  claimed  their  civilitys 
and  regard;  abstracted  from  which  my  having  from  a 
member  of  your  Family  been  blest  with  one  of  the 
best  of  wives  and  the  Obligations  I  am  under  to  you 
and  her  Aunt  on  her  account  as  well  as  my  own  will 
always  engage  the  most  grateful  returns  I  can  make. 

*(16)   Fred'k  Jones,  who   later   married  the  writer's  daughter,  Jane 

Appendix.  395 

We  have  had  a  very  sickly  Summer  hardly  a 
Family  having  escaped;  my  Brother  Jones  hath  had 
a  very  large  Share  of  sickness  in  his  and  is  now  very 
111  most  of  our  friends  and  neighbours  are  else  sick  or 
upon  the  recovery:  Time  reflection  and  the  agree- 
able account  we  have  reed,  of  our  Son's  safe  arrival 
in  England  and  of  his  having  got  well  through  the 
small  pox  hath  pretty  well  allayed  my  wife's  grief 
Occationed  by  the  death  of  her  Sister  &  parting  with 
him  and  she  begins  to  resume  her  usual  chearful- 

I  am  advised  by  Let'rs  from  England  that  Lieuf- 
tenant  Heron  on  his  arrival  at  home  had  the  Com- 
mand of  a  Pacquet  given  him,  Employed  in  carry- 
ing Expresses  from  the  English  Court  to  the  Armies 
of  the  King  of  Prussia  &  Duke  of  Cumberland  from 
which  Voiage  by  lett's  of  the  last  of  June  past  I  am 
advised  he  was  safely  returned  and  was  in  expecta- 
tion very  soon  to  have  the  Comand  of  a  ship  on  this 
Station,  the  Temple  Family  among  which  his  great- 
est interest  lay  being  now  again  in  the  administra- 
tion in  England.  I  believe  the  comand  of  a  ship  on 
this  Station  will  be  more  agreeable  to  him  than  any 
other  Comand  as  his  wife  is  averse  to  going  to  Eng- 
land while  the  war  continues.  The  character  you 
have  of  him  from  your  Son  is  very  Just  for  he  really 
deserves  whatever  can  be  said  of  him  in  his  favour. 

I  am  much  Obliged  to  you  for  so  freely  and  in- 
geniously acquainting  me  with  the  Situation  of  your 
affairs  which  occation  your  non  comphance  with  what 

396  Appendix. 

I  promised  in  case  of  a  Marriage  between  your  Son 
Mr.  Fred'k  and  my  Daughter,  and  at  the  same  time 
am  very  sorry  to  find  you  are  so  circumstanced.  As 
the  charge  of  my  Sons  Education  in  England,  high 
freights  and  Insurance,  the  loss  of  about  ^100 
Sterl'g  in  Indies  the  last  Season  (taken  by  the 
French)  a  very  bad  crop  this  year  and  from  my  Sta- 
tion in  life  being  Obliged  to  live  at  a  considerable 
expense  which  cant  easily  or  at  once  be  retrenched; 
puts  it  out  of  my  power  at  present  to  do  (alone  my- 
self) for  them  what  I  proposed  might  be  done  Equal- 
ly between  us,  and  all  I  can  further  say  on  this  head 
is  that  (if  the  S'd  Marriage  takes  Effect)  I  shall  from 
time  to  time  during  my  life  advance  such  Sums  as  I 
can  spare  without  Embarrassing  my  Affairs,  toward 
settling  them  in  the  world  and  that  in  the  meantime 
they  shall  want  for  none  of  the  conveniencys  of  life 
in  my  power  to  provide  them.  And  on  condition 
your  Son  Mr.  Fred'k  shall  have  as  you  mention  an 
equal  Share  with  his  Brothers  &  Sisters  of  your  and 
his  Mothers  Estate  after  your  &  her  decease,  let  it 
be  more  or  less;  I  shall  give  my  Daughter  at  my  de- 
cease some  land  and  an  equal  share  (including  what 
I  shall  give  her  in  my  life  time)  with  my  Son  of  my 
Personal  Estate  which  without  some  unforeseen  Mis- 
fortunes happening  to  me  will  be  sufficient  to  make 
their  circumstances  Easy  in  the  world.  As  I  believe 
they  have  a  mutual  Regard  for  each  other  which  is  the 
best  Prognostick  of  their  future  happiness;  if  my  kins- 
man is  wilhng  to  take  my  Daughter  under  the  cir- 

Appendix.  397 

cumstances  before  mentioned  &  hath  your  and  his 
Mothers  consent  thereto,  the  further  alhance  with  a 
worthy  family  for  which  I  have  always  had  the  high- 
est regard  will  be  very  pleasing  to 

Your  Most  Dutiful  &  Obliged  Nephew — 

(Signed)  Sam'l  Swann. 

(4)  Col.  Thos.  Jones  of  Va.,    from  (8)  Jane  Swann, 
WIFE  OF  Hon.  Samuel  Swann  of  North  Carolina. 

March  y^  8th  1756 
Hon'd  Sr 

I  have  long  waited  for  an  opportunity  of  ac- 
knowledging your  kind  and  obliging  Letter  of  the 
20th  of  August  was  twelve  months  giving  me  the 
pleasing  account  of  the  health  of  your  Self  and  fam- 
ily and  of  the  happy  marriage  of  my  Cousin  Thomas 
and  his  having  a  Son  on  all  of  which  I  heartily  con- 
gratulate you  &  my  aunt  as  well  as  him  and  his 
spouse  but  not  having  been  able  to  meet  any  direct- 
ly to  that  part  of  Virginia  where  you  live  at  last  to 
relieve  my  Impatience  of  Scribbling  to  you;  I  write 
this  to  take  the  first  Chance  passage  from  New- 
bern  if  not  directly  to  you  at  least  by  the  way  of 

I  do  assure  you  Sr  you  do  me  but  Justice  in  be- 
lieving that  the  regard  I  have  always  Expressed  for 
you  &  your  Family  Proceeds  purely  from  the  Sin- 
cerity of  my  Heart  &  that  I  esteem  your  Letters 
whenever  your  Leasure  or  Ease  will  permit  your 
obliging    me    with    them    giving   me    an    account    of 

398  Appendix. 

the  scituation  and  health  of  your  Self  &  Family  a 
most  pleasing  and  agreeable  return  of  it.  I  thank 
God  we  are  very  happy  in  the  Enjoyment  of  many 
blessings  as  well  as  in  Respect  to  our  Circumstances 
and  Reputation  in  the  world;  which  I  doubt  not  may 
be  of  advantage  to  our  Children;  Jane  is  grown  near 
as  tall  as  my  Self  and  Sam  is  also  well  grown  of  his 
age  &  Reads  and  writes  very  prettily  and  is  very 
fond  of  Lerning  was  it  in  my  power  to  present 
them  to  you  for  your  blessing  my  happiness  would 
be  compleat  his  Father  talks  of  Sending  him  to  Eng- 
land in  a  very  few  years  and  I  am  afraid  I  shall  have 
occasion  of  more  resolution  than  I  am  Mistress  of  at 
present  to  support  me  in  parting  with  him;  tho  I  am 
fully  sensible  from  Experience  as  well  as  observation 
how  Essential  a  Liberal  Education  is  to  that  sex 
and  the  Indifernt  figure  they  make  in  the  world 
without  it 

Mr.  Swann  &  my  Self  in  particular  as  well  as  our 
other  friends  &  relations  have  been  greatly  disap- 
pointed in  y^  pleasure  we  proposed  from  the  Visit 
you  as  well  as  our  Cousin  Fred  flattered  us  we 
Should  have  from  him  last  Spring;  and  Still  hope 
tho  he  hath  hitherto  delayed  it,  it  will  not  be  long 
before  he  will  oblige  us  with  that  favour     My  Cousin 

lly  Howes    is    marryed    to    y^    Gentleman    Mr. 

Swann  mentioned  in to  you  My  Sister  M — — 

a  very  fine  Daughter  and  my  Brother  Tomas  a 

Son  as  to  any  thing  Else  that  concerns  our  relations 
here  there  is  no  alteration  Sence  I  last  wrote  to  you. 

Appendix.  399 

Mr.  Swann  &  my  Son  &  Daughter  Joyn  me  in  Duty 
to  you  &  Aunt  &  Love  to  our  young  kinsfolks  that 
you  all  may  enjoy  the  favour  of  the  Almighty  &  his 
Christ's  blessings  in  this  Life  &  a  blissful  Eternity 
here  after  is  y^  ardent  prayer  of 

Yr  Dutifull  &  obliged  Neice 

(signed)     Jane  Swann 

(16)  Fred'k  Jones  to  his  Mother: 

December  loth,  1756. 
Dear  Madam 

The  strictest  Ties  of    Duty,    (with   the  feeling  of 
Satisfaction    I    have    always    been    inspir'd   with,   to 

oblige  my  and  more  particularly  a  Mother  to 

whom  I  owe  my  being,  my  all)  induces  me  to  ac- 
quaint you  of  my  present  Residence.  I  am  now  at 
Newbern  at  Mrs.  Moore's,  where  I  got  in  Six  Days 
from  Wm's  Burg  without  the  least  Interruption,  after 
a  very  pleasant  Journey.  I  was  received  by  the 
Family  &  have  been  entertained  by  them,  more  like 
a  Son  and  Brother,  than  as  a  distant  Relation.  My 
Cousin  Harding  has  just  returned  from  New  England 
(where  he  has  been  for  Education  several  years  past) 
with  a  very  agreeable  fine  young  Woman  to  his  Wife; 
&  Mrs.  Moore's  Daughter  (Miss  Wilson)  was  married 
about  a  fortnight  before  I  got  into  Newbern  to  an 
Irish  Gentleman  without  a  Fortune ;  she  is  suppos'd 
to  be  worth  fifteen  Thousand  Pounds  Sterling  at  the 
most  moderate  Computation ;  Her  Mother  &  the 
Family  were  very  much  against  it,  but  as  her  For* 

400  Appendix. 

tune  was  at  her  own  disposal  she  imprudently  de- 
clared she  would  have  him  &  'twas  not  in  their  Power 
to  prevent  it.  I  suppose  my  Sister  Lucy  by  this 
time  has  near  enter'd  that  State,  if  she  has  I  heartily 
wish  her  all  the  Comforts  attending  it  which  I  think 
includes  all  this  World  can  afford. 

1  am  in  great  hopes  that  innocent  agreable  Counte- 
nance that  my  Sister  Nancy  (if  she  please)  can  as- 
sume, will  engage  some  advantageous  Match,  & 
nothing  will  give  me  more  Satisfaction  than  to  be 
agreably  surpris'd  at  my  return  home.  I  hope  what 
I  mention'd  in  my  Letter  from  WmsBurgh  did  not 
surprise  you  ;  as  it  was  only  my  surmise  ;  &  perhaps 
there  might  be  nothing  in  it ;  only  I  thought  a  hint 
might  be  proper,  as  it  was  not  impossible.  As  to 
Public  News  I  don't  suppose  you  expect  any  from  this 
Corner  of  the  World.  The  Governor  is  a  very  agre- 
able well  bred  Gentleman.  I  have  had  the  honour  of 
dining  with  him  several  times,  &  am  by  Invitation 
with  Mrs.  Moore's  Family  to  pay  him  a  Visit  tomor- 
row ;  they  are  very  intimate  and  as  her  Family  are 
principal  People  here  ;  have  met  with  a  vast  deal  of 
Civility  &  been  kindly  treated  &  entertained  by  the 
best  Gentlemen  in  the  Place. 

Tho'  I  am  here  so  agreably  entertain'd  cant  avoid 
spending  many  an  hour  on  home,  my  Father,  You, 
and  the  rest  of  us  in  General ;  who  I  hope  are  all  well 
&  will  continue  so  till  I  return  which  will  be  as  soon 
as  I  have  spent  a  little  time  with  my  Relations  round 
which   I  cant  avoid  as  I  have  got  so  far  &  believe 

Appendix.  401 

they  are  all  confident  I  came  with  that  View  alone. 
I  should  have  wrote  to  my  Brother  Tom  but  suppos'd 
you  would  hardly  have  met  with  a  Conveyance;  as  he 
lives  in  so  out  of  the  way  a  place.  I  expect  you  will 
have  sent  Brother  Watt  over  to  School  before  this 
comes  to  hand.  This  tho'  not  by  an  immediate 
opportunity  hope  will  reach  you  safe  &  find  you  Dear 
Mother  with  my  Loving  Brothers  &  Sisters  well,  my 
Duty  to  you  &  kind  Love  to  them  all  ;  particularly 
Brother  Watt  &  Betty 

I  am  Dear  Madam 
Your  most  Dutiful  and  Loving  Son 

(Signed)  Fred'k  Jones. 

Extract  from   a  Skeleton  Letter  Written  by 

(13)  Col.  Thos.  Jones  to  his  Brother  Dr. 

Walter,  then  a  Student  in  Edinburgh: 

Virg'a.  March  loth,  1770. 
With  regard  to  Mr.  Warden,  his  treatment,  &c., 
is  so  vastly  preferable  to  the  Tutors  in  general  in 
Virg'a,  suppose  he  was  put  to  a  little  inconvenience, 
his  advantages  are  so  many  and  great,  that  he  ought 
to  be  silent,  but  he  is  put  to  no  inconvenience  with 
regard  to  a  place  to  retire  to,  or  any  thing  else.  It 
is  true  he  has  not  a  room  in  my  house,  it  is  impos- 
sible. I  told  him  this  the  day  after  he  came  here, 
but  he  has  a  house  about  three  hundred  yards  from 
mine  24  ft.  square,  I  think,  with  two  rooms  one  his 
Lodging  room  the  other  School  room,  extremely 
warm   &   tight,    a    plank   floor,    plaistered    &    white 

402  Appendix. 

finished,  a  brick  chimney  with  two  very  good  fire 
places,  his  furniture  is  as  good  a  bed  as  any  in  my 

house (torn  off)  chair,  Book  Case,  &c. ,  &c.  r 

a  boy  i6  yr's  old  attends  him  from if  every 

thing  is  not  in  order,  upon  complaint,  which  he  is  apt 
to  make,  the  boy  is  corrected,  he  has  Candles  when 
he  pleases,  and  generally  burns  3  large  mould 
Candles  of  myrtle  wax  &  talow  in  six  Nights,  has  no- 
body to  interrupt  him,  comes  to  the  house  by  day  or 
night,  when  he  pleases,  &  retires  when  he  pleases,  is 
company  for  every  Gent,  that  visits  me.  I  think 
there  is  no  man  can  be  more  retired  than  he  if  he 
chooses  it.  Indeed  Doctr.  Steptoe  tells  me  he 
understands  it  is  a  saying  among  the  Pedagogues, 
see  how  Mr.  Jones  treats  Mr.  Warden,  however,  a 
neough  of  this,  but  I  hope  you  will  live  to  be  a  wit- 
ness to  these  matters.  Facts,  he  is  a  good  Tutor,*  & 
a  good  sort  of  Man,  but  that  cursed  pride  so  inherent 
in  these  people  is  most  insufferable.     I  certainly  have 

not  wrote  you  Dr.  Watt (gone)  in  whom  you 

can  confide,  which  appears  to  be  the  case  with  the 

Boy  you  mention,  who  I  think  a  ver}^  proper 

Person,  it  is  certainly  better  than  running  the  risque 
of  getting  a  cursed  villianous  Negroe  that  will  be  a 

*Mr.  Warden  continued  to  teach  in  the  family  as  late  as  1772,  whether 
lie  continued  after  this  does  not  appear.  He  was  highly  esteemed  as 
a  tutor.  I  think  he  remained  in  the  colony,  and  became  a  lawyer.  In 
one  of  Col.  Jones'  letters  the  terms  of  the  original  contract  between  him 
and  Dr.  Walter  Jones  is  stated,  viz.:  *  *  *  "between  my  Brother 
Walter  &  Mr.  Warden,  is,  that  he  is  to  teach  my  Children  for  ^30  Ster- 
his  board,  &c.,  &  to  have  the  advantage  of  three  scholars,  (at  least)" 

Appendix .      -  403 


continual  vexation  to  you.  I  think  you  had  better 
engage  a  Servant  for  at  least  4  ys.  in  which  Time, 
you  may  be  able  to  provide  yourself  with  a  good  one 
in  this  County.  I  know  of  no  inconvenience  that  can 
possibly  attend  your  bringing  in  a  Servant,  except  to 
the  Person  himself  who  may  sometimes  meet  with 
but  indifferent  Lodging,  but  it  is  probable  you  will 
not  often  lodge  yourself  where  this  is  the  case,  &  he 
may  put  up  with  it  once  awhile.  Don't  you  think  it 
would  be  most  prudent  (on  account  of  the  great  ex- 
pense) not  to  carry  this  Servant  to  England  but  to 
take  his  passage  in  a  Scotch  Ship  from  Glasgow  or 
Ayr  to  Potommack  or  Rappahannock,  so  that  he  may 
be  in  about  the  Time,  or  rather  sooner,  than  you  ex- 
pect to  be  here  yourself,  his  passage  would  be  cheaper 
&  it  would  save  you  a  good  deal  of  expence,  you 
might  direct  him  to  me,  however  I  shall  entirely 
leave  this  matter  to  yourself,  to  act  in  it  as  you  think 

I  do  not  recollect  any  thing  more  that  I  have  to 
mention  to  you,  except  it  is  to  acquaint  you  that 
your  relations  here  are  all  well.  I  reed,  a  letter  the 
other  day  from  our  Brother  Fred'k  acquainting  me 
that  himself  &  Family  were  in  good  health.  Mr. 
William  I  before  informed  you,  was  married  to  the 
Widow  of  Col.  Chas.  Carter,  a  Sister  of  Christo: 
Taliaferro,  1000  Ster.  I  think  her  Fortune  They 
have  two  Sons,  the  eldest  a  Patagonian,  the  most 
ruined  that  ever  a  Child  was  by  the  Father,  I  sup- 
pose you  remember  what  he  used  to  say  upon  these 

404  Appendix. 

occasions.  Our  worthy  Sister  Smith  is  now  lying  in 
with  the  sixth  Daughter,  they  have  one  Son  only. 
If  you  live  to  return  to  your  own  Country,  you  will 
find  that  death  has  made  great  havvock  amongst 
your  acquaintances,  poor  Col.  Thornton  &  John 
Williams  died  the  other  day,  also  old  Major  Bicker- 

(25)  Dr.   Walter  Jones,  then  a  Student 
IN  Edinburgh. 

To  Mr.  Jones  Student  of  Medicine 


Edin'b  16.  July  1767. 

As  I  am  going  for  some  time  to  a  distance 

from  Town,  I  think  it  is  very  Proper  to  send  you  this 

line,  relating  to  your  desire,  that  I  might  recommend 

a  fit  person  to  Go  to  Virginia,  in  the  capacity  of  Tutor 

to  your  Brothers  Children;   I  can  think  of  none,  who 

will  probably  accept  of  the  Terms  you  mention'd,  that 

seems  to  be  better  qualify'd  for  that  Trust,  than  Mr. 

John  Warden,  one  of  my  Students,  he  was  Educated 

in  the    University  of   St.    Andrews,  and  was  amply 

recommend'd  to  me,  by  the  Professors  with  whom  he 

studied,  as  a  Good  Scholar  in  the  several   Branches 

of    Learning   that   are   taught   there,    Greek,    Latin, 

Philosophy  &  Mathematics,  and  his  Moral  Character 

is  unspotted,  he  has  a  Good  Stock  also  of  Prudence, 

can  submit  to  the  Labour  requisite  in  such  a  Station, 

and  will,  I  am  fully  persuaded,  do  all  Justice  to  his 

Appendix.  405 

Young  Pupils,  and  give  all  Satisfaction  to  their 
Parents;  Mr.  John  Warden  one  of  the  Ministers  of 
the  Canongate,  is  his  near  Relation,  he  will  at  your 
desire  write  to  his  friend  on  the  subject  and  bring 
him  in  from  the  country  to  converse  with  you  upon 
it,  and  to  settle  and  transact  all  matters  relating  to 
your  design  of  Engaging  one  to  serve  your  Brother 
in  that  shape,  I  propose  to  return  to  Town  in  a  fort- 
night or  in  less  than  three  Weeks,  so  that  in  case 
Matters  shall  not  be  Settled  between  you  and  Mr. 
Warden,  1  may  try  to  point  out  some  one  with  whom 
an  agreement  may  be  made,  Mean  While  I  am  with 
great  Esteem 

Sir  Your  most  obed't  and 

Most  humble  Serv't 
(Signed)         Robt  Hamilton. 

(19)  Lucy  (Jones)  Smith,  in  her  Eighty-first 
Year,  to  (150)  Gen.  Roger  Jones. 

La-Vallee  Dec'r  5th  181 8. 
My  Dear  Roger 

As  the  second  was  the  day  appointed  for  the 

celebration  of  your  marriage,  I  may  safely  venture  to 

congratulate  you — it  was  a  day  big  with  importance 

to  you  both,  and   I  sincerely  hope  and  cherish  the 

belief,  that  as  far  as  it  is  in  your  power,  your  fondest 

wishes  will  be  realis'd — I   know  that  in  the  youthful 

mind,  little  of  evil  is  anticipated  upon  those  joyous 

occasions — all  appears  sunshine,  the  idea  that  sorrow 

can    ever  approach,  is  banish'd   from  our    thoughts. 

4o6  Appendix, 

and  none  but  halcyon  days  are  to  await  us. — that  the 
best  blessings  of  heaven  may  attend  your  union  is  my 
fervent  prayer — but  as  perfect  happiness  has  never 
yet  fallen  to  the  lot  of  any  creature,  I  wou'd  wish  to 
prepare  your  mind  to  expect  the  bitter  to  be  much 
mingl'd  with  the  sweets  of  life — often  our  fondest 
hopes  are  blighted  by  some  dispensation  of  Provi- 
dence; you  must  therefore  endeavor  to  lower  your 
expectations  of  uninterrupted  bliss,  that  when  disap- 
pointments come  you  may  be  the  better  prepared  to 
meet  them. — 

The  thorough  knowledge  I  have  of  the  excellence 
of  your  disposition  and  kindness  of  your  heart  leads 
me  to  feel  assur'd  you  will  act  your  part  well  as  a 
husband — but  human  nature  is  not  perfect — you 
must  set  out  with  a  full  determination,  to  bear  with 
each  others  frailties  with  patience — do  not  be  shock'd 
when  I  speak  of  frailties — we  all  have  them  some  in 
a  smaller  others  in  a  greater  degree — be  to  each 
others  faults  a  "little  blind,  to  the  virtues  ever 
kind". — 

I  well  remember  the  kindness  with  which  you  us'd 
to  indulge  me,  by  reading  a  portion  of  Scripture  for 
me  every  morning — let  me  earnestly  recommend  to 
you  my  Son,  and  I  feel  assur'd  that  your  dear  Mary 
will  heartily  join  you  in  this  reasonable  service,  to 
devote  a  part  of  every  morning  and  evening  to  read- 
ing the  bible  with  diligence  &  attention — consider- 
the  obligations  you  are  under  to  your  Creator  and 
best   benefactor — all   the   blessings  you  receive  flow 

Appendix.  407 

from  his  bounty,  and  surely  a  part  of  your  time 
shoul'd  be  devoted  to  His  service — I  flatter  myself 
that  this  proposal  will  be  heartily  acquiesc'd  in,  and 
that  you  will  consider  it  a  privilege,  and  not  a  hard 
duty. — 

I  have  often  considered  you  as  a  child  of  peculiar 
good  fortune — few  young  men  have  attain'd  to  the 
same  standing  with  yourself — worldly  honors  have 
flow'd  thick  upon  you. — these  marks  of  distinction 
are  certainly  highly  gratifying,  and  is  the  strongest 
evidence  of  the  propriety  of  the  conduct  you  have 
persu'd — but  the  time  must  come  when  all  these 
things  are  to  be  of  no  use  to  us — let  me  exhort  you 
then  to  endeavor  so  to  live  that  when  you  are  sum- 
mon'd  before  the  Judge  of  the  quick  and  the  dead  to 
be  prepared  for  those  imperishable  honors  that  never 
fade,  eternal  in  the  Heavens!  You  must  pardon  me 
for  writing  to  you  in  this  stile — I  feel  it  my  duty,  and 
love  you  too  well  to  omit  it. 

I  have  lately  received  another  charming  letter 
from  my  precious  Walter  dated  from  Copenhagen, 
he  was  well  and  delighted  with  his  trip  thus  far — he 
says  it  will  be  replete  with  instruction — poor  fellow  I 
have  had  many  anxious  hours  about  him,  lest  he 
shoul'd  be  detain'd  in  the  Baltic  until  the  season  was 
so  far  advanced  as  to  make  his  hardships  so  great  as 
to  be  almost  insupportable — but  my  mind  was 
relieved  to  find  from  the  last  papers  the  Guerri  was 
in  the  Mediterranean. — 

4o8  Appendix. 

Mr.  Miller  desires  to  be  kindly  remember'd  to  you 
and  bid  me  tell  you  he  expects  you  were  more 
alarm'd  when  you  were  married  than  in  the  hardest 
battle  you  were  engag'd  in  during  the  war,  and  that 
you  will  now  sing  "Wife  children  and  friends",  with 
greater  glee  than  ever. —  All  the  family  send  their 
love  and  sincere  congratulations. — Betsy  says  she 
thinks  you  might  have  sent  her  some  message  in 
reply  to  hers  in  my  last  letter. — 

To  my  new  neice  say  everything  that  is  kind  and 
affectionate  for  me — kiss  her  as  often  as  you  please 
on  my  account. — When  am  I  to  see  you?  Surely  you 
will  lay  some  plan  to  visit  me — consider  I  am  double 
anxious  now  that  you  are  married. — 

I  received  a  very  kind  letter  from  Catesby  the 
other  day — and  one  from  Betsy,  I  was  sorr}^ — her 
health  not  at  all  improved. —  Direct  to  me  in  Rich- 
mond, I  expect  to  be  there  next  week. 

God  bless  you  &  yours 

Affect'y  Your  Aunt 
(Signed)     Lucy   F.  Smith 

Extracts  from  a  Letter  Received  from  Capt. 

A.  O.  Vaughan  (Owen  Rhoscomyl),   of  Vron, 

DiNAS  Powis,   Wales,   May  25,    19 10. 

' '  In  Wales  the  recording  of  genealogies  was  entirely 
a  different  matter.  The  unit  before  the  law  was  not 
the  individual,  but  the  clan  of  four  generations,  involv- 
ing the  whole  tribe  to  the  ninth  generation  from  the 

V--^,  /m 


Kj L-i^-t^ eZ^^f-^'^C^) ' 


-i^-i^-iS-^-'/J^^^*:— , 

The  Discoverer  and  Founder  of  Christian  Science,  to  (89)  Lewis  H.  Jones. 

Concluded  on  page  410. 

Appendix.  409 

common  male  ancestor.  Any  individual  who  could 
not  prove  himself  of  full  kin  and  descent  to  some  clan 
or  other  was  simply  the  prey  of  the  first  clans-man 
who  met  him.  He  could  be  killed  or  made  a  bonds- 
man, for  the  simple  reason  that  he  had  no  clan  to 
avenge  him,  either  by  life  for  life,  or  by  the  exaction 
of  "galanas,"  blood-fine.  Therefore  every  man  was 
keen  to  keep  his  status  in  his  clan.  As,  however,  the 
clan  as  a  whole  was  responsible  for  the  deeds  of  any 
member  of  it,  and  answerable  in  blood  or  money  for 
anything  done  against  outsiders,  the  clan  again  was 
extremely  careful  about  who  did  or  did  not  belong  to 
the  clan.  Hence  each  tribe  had  an  officer  called 
'The  Avoucher, '  whose  duty  was  to  keep  a  jealous 
record  of  the  members  of  the  clans,  and  so  to  avouch 
who  did  and  who  did  not  belong  to  the  clans  of  the 
tribe.  Remember  that  the  lands  of  a  clan  belonged 
to  the  whole  male  blood  of  the  clan,  not  to  any  indi- 
vidual of  it.  Each  individual  man  had  the  right  to  five 
free  acres  of  the  ploughlands  of  the  tribe  and  also  to 
a  certain  number  of  cattle,  sheep,  etc.,  out  of  the 
tribe  stock,  when,  at  fourteen,  he  was  taken  to  the 
chief  and  sworn  'man  and  kin'  to  him,  and  entered 
upon  the  seven  years  training  in  everything  that  went 
to  the  earning  of  a  living,  and  especially  to  the  defend- 
ing of  that  living. 

"So  you  see  that  a  Welshman's  genealogy  was  a 
sheer  matter  of  life  and  death  to  him,  with  any 
number  of  people  ready  to  deny  his  right  to  clanship, 
unless  that  right  were  beyond  dispute. 

4 1  o  Appe7idix. 

"The  whole  question  of  the  supposed  confusion 
and  contradictoriness  of  Welsh  genealogies,  lies  in  the 
one  word  '  misidentification, '  the  misidentification 
of  one  gentleman  of  such  and  such  a  name  with  an- 
other gentleman  of  the  same  name.  It  is  the  old  story 
again  of  Homer's  poems,  'that  they  were  not  written 
by  Homer,  but  by  another  gentleman  of  the  same 
name!'  So  the  seven  Brychans  of  ancient  Wales 
have  been  rolled  into  the  personality  of  one  of  them, 
Br3^chan  Brycheinioc,  the  three  Arthurs  into  one, 
etc.,  etc. 

"  Thus  you  see  that  I  deal  only  with  Welsh  geneal- 
ogies kept  by  Welsh  genealogists.  Many  of  these 
genealogists  in  Elizabeth's  days,  and  down  to  the 
days  of  Queen  Anne,  were  deputies  from  Herald's 
College  also,  and  so  their  records  would  be  accepted 
there.  From  Elizabeth's  days  also  they  used  to  keep 
records  of  members  of  the  clans  who  had  settled  in 
England,  especially  in  London,  and  so  I  should  simply 
proceed  to  go  systematically  through  all  the  Welsh 
genealogies  which  were  brought  down  to,  say,  1750. 
I  could  not  offer  you  any  'tentative'  pedigree,  because 
there  is  nothing  tentative  in  Welsh  genealogies. 
Either  a  man  is  a  son  of  so  and  so,  or  he  doesn't 
exist  on  paper  at  all.  If  he's  on  paper  he's  a  fact, 
and  if  he  isn't  there  you  can't  invent  him  on  to  it,  nor 
suggest  him  on  to  it.  And  if  any-one  did  forge  a 
name  on  to  a  genealogy,  it  would  be  detected  in- 
stantly by  comparision  with  the  endless  copies  of 
each  genealogy  which  were  constantly  being  made. 

Appendix.  4 1 1 

' '  But,  precisely  because  I  should  have  to  go  through 
all  the  genealogies  written  in  the  i6th,  17th  and 
early  part  of  the  i8th  centuries  before  I  could  say 
definitely  whether  I  could  or  could  not  find  the  an- 
cestry of  Capt.  Roger  Jones,  so  I  cannot  advise  you 
to  stop  the  researches  you  are  having  made  in  London. 
I  might  hit  upon  what  you  want  in  the  first  collection 
I  went  to,  but  I  might  not  hit  upon  it  at  all  in  any  of 

"But,  let  me  make  it  quite  clear  to  you  that  all  I 
should  ever  find  would  be  this — the  clear,  plain  des- 
cent of  Roger  Jones,  back  from  father  to  father,  clear 
back  to  his  tribal  ancestor  and  then,  of  course,  back 
to  Cunedda  and  the  Emperor  Maximus.  Which 
branch  he  came  of  would  be  immaterial,  and  yet 
I  take  it  that  his  marriage  of  a  wife  at  Mansfield,  as 
well  as  the  similarity  of  the  coat  of  arms,  less  one 
point,  suggests  him  kin  to  the  Ap  John  of  Collingham. 
Though  there  again  comes  in  a  reservation;  for  many 
of  the  Welshmen  wounded  at  their  epoch-making 
victory  at  Bosworth  Field,  in  1485,  settled  in  the 
neighborhood,  on  their  recovery,  and  the  tribe  of  the 
Sons  of  Moreiddig  Warwyn  was  represented  at  that 
victory  by  men  of  every  clan  of  the  tribe. 

"Thank  you  for  that  about  your  brother's  answer: 
I'm  glad  it  was  a  descendant  of  Cunedda  the  Burner 
who  said  that  he'd  give  in  when  hell  froze  over. 
That  was  the  old  Cymric  spirit  in  a  phrase:  all  old 
Cymric  history  is  epitomized  in  it. 

412  Appendix. 

"And  for  your  mother's  'Good  night,  don't  come 
back  a  coward  '* — my  greatest  favorite  of  all  the  end- 
less songs  of  Wales  is  '  Plas  Gogerddan. '  Plas  Go- 
gerddan  is  the  ancient  seat  of  the  Pryces  of  that 
district,  under  the  shadow  of  dark  Pumluman  (Plyn- 
limmon,  the  English  call  it).  In  the  Cromwellian 
wars,    Pryce  of  Gogerddan  had  taken  every  man  of 

*I  remember  well  my  brother's  leaving  home  to  join  Morgan,  and  my 
mother's  last  words  to  him  as  he  rode  off  into  the  darkness  of  that  mid- 
night. My  father  stormed  and  my  mother  wept,  but  to  no  avail.  Gen. 
Morgan  was  passing  through  the  State  on  one  of  his  flying  raids,  but 
there  was  no  visible  excitement  in  the  community.  Except  for  this,  the 
State  was  in  complete  Federal  occupation  and  no  one  else  in  the  com- 
munity, none  of  his  companions,  went  with  him  or  attempted  to  reach 
Morgan.  He  was  a  mere  child  reared  on  the  farm,  had  doubtless  never 
seen  a  Confederate  soldier,  and,  I  suppose,  had  never  been  fifty  miles 
from  home.  Was  it  a  call  of  the  blood?  My  mother  who  had  been  an 
invalid  as  long  as  I  could  remember,  looked  that  night  like  the  merest 
shadow  of  frail  invalidism.  I  heard  her  say  to  my  brother,  in  words 
clear  and  distinct,  "  Frank,  don't  come  home  a  coward,  I'd  rather  see  you 
dead."     They  were  the  last  words  he  heard  from  his  mother  that  night. 

A  little  later  in  the  war,  many  of  the  boys  in  the  neighborhood  enlisted 
in  Morgan's  command  and  were  all  captured  on  the  Ohio  raid,  my 
brother  with  the  rest.  At  first  the  mothers  and  sisters  of  the  boys,  and 
doubtless  some  of  their  sweethearts,  were  brave  enough,  but  when  news 
began  to  reach  them  of  the  cruel  hardships  to  which  they  were  exposed  in 
northern  prisons,  for  the  want  of  food  and  sufficient  clothing  and  covering 
to  withstand  the  extreme  rigor  of  northern  winters,  and  some  of  them 
were  sick,  and  deaths  were  reported  as  of  frequent  occurrence,  and  the 
Federal  authorities  were  suspected  of  a  fixed  purpose  to  compass  the 
death  of  as  many  of  them  as  possible  by  such  means,  the  ladies  began 
to  weaken,  their  pride  was  humbled,  and  after  many  consultations  they 
decided  to  write  a  tentative  lettpr  to  one  of  the  boys  and  urge  him  to 
take  the  oath  and  come  home.  As  near  as  I  can  recall  the  language,  they 
received  this  answer  from  the  boy  they  wrote  to:  "As  to  taking  the  oath, 
I  will  agree  to  take  it  when  Frank  Jones  does,  and  Frank  has  just  been 
consulted  and  says  he  will  take  it  when  hell  freezes  over,  so  please  don't 
mention  it  again." 

Chicago,  January  11th.,  1907, 

Hon.  Lo  H,  Jones, 

Louisville,  KentucKy, 

Vfy  dear  Student  :- 

I  was  just  about  to  write  to  you  when  I  received  your  let- 
ter of  the  8th.  It  was  ray  purpose  to  say  this:  I  have  read  your  ar- 
ticle in  the  December  Journal  with  much  interest  and  profit.  Next 
to  the  work  of  our  Leader,  I  regard  it  as  a  classic,  standing  at  the 
head  of  our  literature.  It  is  very  effective  and  instructive,  and 
will  be  of  great  value  in  connection  with  our  educational  endeavor. 

Now  in  relation  to  the  letters  which  you  refer  to,  I  aia 
obliged  to  say  that  I  have  very  little  recollection  concerning  thorn, 
I  recall  the  fact  that  I  have  had  at  least  two,  and  in  a  general  way 
I  remember  that  they  instantly  impressed  me  as  being  wretched  man- 
ifestations of  mischief,  I  did  not  believe  one  word  they  contained 
concerning  you,  and  recognized  in  them  all  the  ear-marks  of  envy, 
jealousy,  and  rivalry.  If  I  remember  correctly,  the  writer  of  one 
letter  stated  that  she  was  your  student,  and  in  reply  to  this,  I 
wrote  briefly,  advising  her  to  become  reconciled  to  you  as  speedily 
as  possible.  It  is  customary  for  me  to  destroy  my  letters  after  I 
answer  them.  I  do  not  think  I  have  five  letters  left  out  of  sixty 
thousand  that  I  have  received  since  I  have  been  a  scientist.  These 
letters  were  destroyed  among  others,  and  therefore  I  cannot  comply 
with  your  request  to  send  them  to  you.  This  experience  of  yours  is 
upon  the  same  fashion  as  that  that  most  of  us  have  to  pass  through. 
If  a  Christian  scientist  ever  gets  to  a  point  where  he  can  and  does 
accomplish  something,  he  always  reaches  the  point  where  his  foot- 
steps will  be  dogged  by  the  envious.  Inasmuch  as  you  have  been 
through  several  classes  with  me,  and  inasmuch  as  I  have  been  able 
by  reason  of  considerable  intimacy  with  you  to  judge,  I  am  free  to 
say  that  I  consider  you  unusually  competent  adequately  to  teach 
students  on  the  subject  of  Christian  Science  and  its  practice.  My 
own  impression  is  that  the  Christian  Scientists  at  Louisville  and 
its  vicinity  would  do  well  to  be  glad  that  you  are  at  work  in  that 
field  and  to  heartily  co-operate  with  you. 

Sincerely  yours, 

<f.  d 

Edward  A.  Kimball.  C.  S.  D.,  of  Chicago,  to  (89)  Lewis  H.  Jones. 

Appendix.  4 1 3 

fighting  age  and  fallen  with  them  on  the  fields  of  Eng- 
land, for  the  King.      Then  Powell  of  Nant  Eos,   the 
next  clan  to  the  south,  coming  home  from  many  a 
Roundhead  victory — for  he  was  for  'The  Houses, '  the 
Parliament — marched  to  root  out,   butt  and  branch, 
Gogerddan.       All   the  remnant   gathered  to  defend 
Gogerddan,  but  old  men  and  boys  and  women  were  all 
that  could  be  found,  while  to  command  them  was  only  a 
lad  of  fifteen,  son  of  the  slain  chief.      When  the  fight- 
ing grew  thick  at  the  gate,  the  lad  came  back  into  the 
great  hall   where   his   mother  waited,   and  fear  was 
on    him.       But    his  mother  pointed  to  the  trophies 
of  his  ancestors  on  the  walls  and  asked  him  if  he  could 
be  a  coward  in  the  face  of  those.       *  No, '  he  said. 
'Kiss  me,  mother,  and  I'll  go.'      She  kissed  him  and 
he    went.      A    little   while  after,   as  the  mother  still 
stood  in  the  hall,  the  fighting  broke,  and  in  came  Nant 
Eos   and   his  men,   and  on  the  bier  of  their  locked 
spears  they  brought  her  youngling,  dead.      '  He  would 
not  fly.      He  would  not  yield.      He  would  but  die. 
He  is   here.'     And   for   his  sake  they   did  not  burn 

Judge  Jones'  Book. 

(Written  for  The  Sun  by  Hon.  James  Flanagan.) 

I  have  read  with  great  interest  and  instruction  the 
notes  prepared,  and  published  in  book  form,  by  Judge 
Lewis  H.  Jones,  of  Winchester,  Ky. ,  relative  to  the 
antecedents  and  descendants  of  Captain  Roger  Jones, 

4 1 4  Appendix. 

of  London  and  Virginia,  with  notice  of  other  famihes  of 
the  grand  old  Commonwealth  of  Virginia,  the  mother 
of  states  and  statesmen;  of  orators,  painters,  sculp- 
tors, poets  and  heroes;  of  the  families  of  Bathurst, 
Belfield,  Browning,  Carter,  Catesby,  Cocke,  Graham, 
Hoskins,  Latane,  Lewis,  Meriwether,  Skelton,  Walker, 
Waring,  Woodford  and  other  names  that  have 
adorned  the  annals  of  our  country  in  general,  and  of 
Virginia  and  Kentucky  in  particular. 

The  Jones  family  of  Virginia,  descended  from  Capt. 
Roger  Jones,  have  been  distinguished  in  every  section 
of  the  United  States.  They  have  furnished  some  of 
the  brightest  intellects  that  have  adorned  the  Ameri- 
can bar.  They  have  furnished  some  of  the  most 
gallant  and  skillful  commanders  in  our  Army  and 
Navy.  They  have  furnished  some  of  the  brightest 
types  of  the  human  race.  They  have  been  men  of 
honor  and  probity  of  character,  and  the  author  of 
the  notes  has  shown  by  his  own  honorable  and  useful 
career,  though  yet  in  the  prime  of  his  life,  that  he 
sprang  from  a  noble  ancestry,  who  have  ever  been 
distinguished  for  their  patriotism,  valor  and  lofty 
spirit,  and  have  added  luster  to  the  pages  of  Ameri- 
can histor}^ 

The  late  Thomas  Ap  Jones,  the  grandfather  of 
Judge  Jones,  who  moved  from  Virginia  to  Kentucky 
over  seventy-five  years  ago,  was  a  man  of  the  highest 
order  of  talents,  and  one  of  nature's  noblemen.  Wm. 
Flanagan,  deceased,  the  gifted  brother  of  the  writer, 
considered  him  the  most  intellectual  man  who  ever 

Emma  Bledsoe,  a  former  slave  and  faithful  friend. 

Appendix.  4 1 5 

lived  in  Clark  county,  and  often  related  an  incident 
illustrating  his  nobility  of  character.  On  one  occa- 
sion he  sold  a  lot  of  mules  to  a  young  man  who 
lived  neighbor  to  him.  The  purchaser  drove  the 
mules  South,  struck  a  poor  market  and  was  forced 
to  sell  out  at  a  loss  of  I500.  Any  one  in  Mr. 
Jones'  place  would  have  sympathized  with  the  young 
man  in  his  misfortune  but  Mr.  Jones,  in  his  goodness 
of  heart,  had  more  than  this  to  offer.  He  deducted 
the  1500  from  the  balance  due  him  for  the  mules, 
and  would  accept  no  other  terms  of  settlement. 

Judge  Jones  is  a  man  of  genius  and  great  versa- 
tility of  talents,  and  deserves  credit  for  energy  and 
application,  by  which  he  has  come  to  the  front  as  a 
lawyer — an  advocate  of  marked  ability  and  attain- 

He  has  already  reached  the  goal  of  a  young  lawyer's 
ambition,  the  bench,  where,  as  Judge  of  the  Clark 
County  Court,  he  distinguished  himself  for  the 
manner  in  which  he  discharged  his  official  duties. 
From  this  honorable  and  responsible  position  he  re- 
tired with  the  ermine  of  his  office  untarnished,  and 
with  his  generous  ambition  and  determination  of 
character,  together  with  a  continuation  of  that  great 
blessing,  good  health,  he  is  destined  to  reach  still 
higher  as  a  jurist. 

Emma  Bledsoe. 

Emma  Bledsoe,  or  "Em,"  as  we  always  call  her, 
whose  picture  appears  in  the    book,   was  a  faithful 

4 1 6  Appendix. 

slave  that  belonged  to  my  father.  She  was  the 
nurse  or  personal  attendant  of  my  sister,  Mrs. 
Woodford.  When  the  slaves,  after  their  emancipa- 
tion, began  to  assume  surnames,  her  father,  "Jim," 
assumed  the  name  Roy  and  was  thereafter  known  as 
Jim  Roy.  He  was  a  light  copper-colored  man, 
polite,  intelligent,  frugal,  self-respecting,  industrious, 
and  of  good  principles.  After  his  freedom  he  pur- 
chased a  few  acres  off  a  corner  of  my  father's  farm 
and  built,  or  improved,  a  little  house  on  it  until  he 
had  a  neat  and  comfortable  home  where  he  lived  until 
he  died.  He  continued  to  labor  for  my  father  many 
years,  and  few  indeed  were  the  ungracious  words  that 
ever  passed  between  him  and  my  father  or  any 
member  of  the  family.  His  wife,  Em's  mother,  was 
"aunt  Kitty,"  as  we  children  called  her.  She  was 
about  the  color  of  her  husband  and  they  seemed  to 
be  well  mated.  Jim's  father  was  "uncle  Patrick," 
the  blacksmith,  an  intelligent,  good  workman,  of 
lighter  complexion  than  Jim,  whose  wife  was  "aunt 
Sukey,"  a  very  black  woman.  Kitty's  mother  was 
"aunt  Emma,"  who  belonged  to  uncle  Roger  Jones. 
She  was  a  sister  of  uncle  Patrick  and  about  his  color, 
so  that  Jim  and  his  wife  were  cousins.  They  all 
came  into  the  family  through  grandma  who  was  a 
Fauntleroy,  hence  probably,  the  name  Jim  "Roy." 
Grandma  used  to  tell  the  children  how  uncle  Patrick 
as  a  little  boy  would  run  ahead  of  the  wagons  as  they 
journeyed  from  Virginia  to  Kentucky,  and  kick  up  his 
heels  and  cut  all  manner  of  shines  which  afforded  no 

Appendix.  4 1 7 

little  amusement  on  their  arduous  and  monotonous 
journey.  A  sister  of  Jim  Roy  was  "aunt  Jenny," 
grandma's  cook,  and  no  French  chef  could  have  held 
a  place  in  that  family  while  aunt  Jenny  was  around. 
There  were  many  intelhgent  and  faithful  servants 
that  belonged  to  the  family,  for  my  grandfather  was 
a  large  slaveholder  in  his  own  right,  between  whom 
and  the  family  there  existed  the  kindliest  relations  of 
mutual  respect  and  esteem.  There  was  "uncle  Joe 
Banks,"  a  Baptist  preacher,  very  popular  with  his 
race  and  much  in  demand  both  to  preach  and  to  offi- 
ciate at  their  marriages.  Their  marriage  ceremony, 
which  I  have  witnessed,  was  like  that  of  the  whites, 
it  was  respected  by  the  whites  and  every  opportunity 
given  them  to  be  faithful  to  their  marriage  vows. 
On  such  occasions  the  mistress  of  the  bride  would 
generally  have  a  quantity  of  cakes  and  nice  things 
cooked  and  provide  an  inviting  and  bountiful  wedding 

When  a  little  child,  I  used  to  tease  uncle  Joe  into 
talking  about  judgment  day  and  then  get  so  fright- 
ened at  his  vivid  and  awful  description  of  it  that  I 
was  afraid  to  go  to  sleep  at  night  for  fear  it  would 
come  before  morning.  True,  as  our  poor  old  neigh- 
bor. Col.  Green,  told  his  wife  who  was  haunted  by  the 
same  fear,  I  couldn't  make  out  how  judgment  day 
could  come  in  the  night,  still  it  looked  like  taking 

Neither  uncle  Joe  nor  uncle  Patrick  would  eat  mut- 
ton, although  Em  fooled  them  sometimes  by  telling 

4 1 8  Appendix. 

them  it  was  beef,  without  any  ill  effect  except  to  her. 
But  they  wanted  bacon,  and  when,  between  hog- 
killing  times,  the  bacon  would  give  out  and  the  rest 
of  us  were  feasting  on  the  nicest  bluegrass-fatted 
lamb,  my  father  would  stop  a  hand  from  his  work  and 
ransack  the  neighborhood  for  bacon  for  uncle  Joe  and 
uncle  Patrick. 

Then,  there  was  "uncle  John, "  grandma's  foreman, 
who  kept  order  on  the  farm  and  saw  that  the  other 
servants  did  their  work,  a  tall  dark-skinned  negro 
who  brooked  no  shirking  of  work  by  any,  who  was 
straight  as  an  Indian  chief  and  just  as  fearless. 
There  was  "uncle  Dennis,"  the  coachman,  who  died 
not  many  years  ago,  and  who,  to  the  day  of  his  death, 
always  lifted  his  hat,  with  a  "Sarv'nt,  Marster!" 
(very  broad  a's)  whenever  he  met  me,  due  to  an  in- 
veterate sense  of  respect  and  politeness  from  which 
the  President's  proclamation  could  never  quite  eman- 
cipate him  and  which  greatly  scandalized  some  of  the 
younger  members  of  his  race. 

When  Clayton  made  his  ascent  in  a  balloon,  at 
Lexington,  in  1835,  he  landed  in  the  top  of  an  apple 
tree  in  my  grandfather's  orchard,  in  close  proximity  to 
the  negro  quarters.  The  negroes  were  greatly  fright- 
ened and  some  of  them  fell  on  their  knees  and  began 
to  pray  vociferously.  They  thought  it  was  a  super- 
natural visitation.  In  landing  he  broke  his  leg  and 
remained  at  my  grandfather's  several  days  until  he 
could  be  removed. 

Appendix.  4 1 9 

From  "aunt  Emma,"  who  was  very  old  at  the 
time  but  had  a  good  memory,  I  obtained  much  of 
my  earhest  information  of  the  Fauntleroy  family. 
Indeed  it  is  possible  that  my  genealogical  interest  had 
its  beginning  in  occasional  hints  thrown  out  by  dif- 
ferent negroes  in  the  family,  for  many  of  the  slaves 
were,  in  sentiment,  at  least,  down-right  aristocrats, 
and  were  jealous  of  the  honor  and  social  position  of 
their  master's  family.  They  seemed  to  think  it  re- 
liected  credit  on  them  and  in  a  measure  determined 
their  social  position  and  their  right  to  pretensions 
among  others  of  their  race.  And  in  a  measure  this 
was  true,  for  the  slaves  imitated  the  manners  of  their 
master  and  partially  imbibed  his  principles  and  even 
some  of  his  romantic  sense  of  honor  and  chivalry. 

But  to  return  to  the  subject  proper  of  my  sketch. 
I  have  just  returned  from  a  visit  to  my  sister,  Mrs. 
Woodford,  in  Clark  County,  where  I  found  Em  help- 
ing to  do  a  day's  washing  and  ironing.  She  had 
slipped  off  from  her  home,  two  miles  distant,  leaving 
her  company,  and  had  come  to  help,  in  time  of 
stress,  her  neighbor,  her  former  mistress  and  always 
her  friend.  True,  she  was  paid  for  her  work,  but 
the  work  or  the  pay  is  not  the  point.  It  was  neither 
the  love  of  money  nor  the  need  of  it  that  impelled 
her  to  leave  her  home  at  this  inconvenient  season. 
It  was  her  old-time  spirit  of  helpfulness  and  of  loyalty 
to  her  people,  whom  she  regards  as  still  her  people 
and  her  friends  in  a  way  that  no  other  people  are. 
Indeed,  Em's  loyalty  to  her  friends  carried  her  so  far, 

42  o  Appendix. 

in  our  Civil  War,  that  she  became  an  out  and  out 
rebel.  Nobody  enjoyed  more  than  Em  the  "ske- 
daddle of  the  stinking  yankees,"  as  she  called  them, 
from  Richmond  when  they  met  Gen.  Smith's  army, 
and  passed  pell-mell  along  the  road  by  our  front  gate, 
gunless,  and  many  of  them  coatless  and  hatless, 
on  their  way  to  Lexington.  This  was  good  enough; 
but,  when  Em  heard  that  John  Morgan  was  coming 
into  Kentucky  on  one  of  his  periodical  raids,  she 
simply  had  to  hold  herself  down  to  stay  on  the  earth. 
There  is  no  doubt  but  that  Em  was  a  rebel  of  the 
very  worst  type.  After  the  war  she  married  a  man 
named  Bledsoe  and  they  have  several  grown  children, 
one  of  them  was  a  non-commissioned  officer  in  the 
loth  Cavalry,  U.  S.  A.,  and  helped  to  redeem  the 
day  at  San  Juan  Hill. 

Slaves  were  not  required  to  work  when  they  grew 
old  and  feeble.  Aunt  Kitty,  who  was  a  middle  aged 
woman  but  thought  her  health  was  delicate,  and 
aunt  Sukey,  who  was  growing  quite  old,  lived  for 
years  in  a  good  two-story  house  of  four  rooms  and 
a  kitchen,  about  a  mile  from  the  family  residence  on 
my  father's  farm,  which  they  and  their  husbands  had 
to  themselves,  and  were  furnished  with  fuel,  food, 
and  clothing;  yet  they  did  little  or  nothing,  aunt 
Sukey  literally  nothing,  while  aunt  Kitty  worked  only 
when  she  felt  like  it  and  then  did  only  light  sewing 
and  occasionally  spun  some  yarn.  That  the  slaves 
were  not  overworked  is  evident  from  the  fact  that  it 
required  from  six  to  a  dozen  slaves  to  do  the  work  on 

Appendix.  42 1 

a  farm  that  is  now  done  by  two  or  three  hired  helps. 
They  were  seldom  sold  so  as  to  separate  them  from 
their  families.  It  was  the  rarest  occurrence  that  a 
mother  was  separated  from  her  young  children  or  a 
husband  from  his  wife.  They  were  divided  out, 
swapped  around  and  things  adjusted  so  that  there 
were  seldom  any  cruel  separations.  It  was  very  usual 
to  consult  negroes  as  to  their  preference  of  masters 
when  it  was  proposed  either  to  sell  or  to  hire  them 
out,  and  many  a  master  has  refused  to  part  with  a 
servant,  at  great  sacrifice  to  himself,  because  of  the 
servant's  opposition.  They  were  usually  hired  for  the 
year,  and  if  their  employer  neglected  or  mistreated 
them  they  were  sure  to  report  to  their  owner  when 
they  came  home  at  Christmas,  and,  if  their  complaint 
seemed  just,  they  were  not  hired  again  to  the  same 

I  am  aware  that  my  experience  was  of  slavery  as 
it  existed  under  the  most  favorable  conditions.  Un- 
doubtedly there  were  instances  of  cruelty  to  slaves 
of  frequent  recurrence  in  the  broad  area  embraced 
by  slavery.  So  there  are  instances  of  cruelty  to 
wives  and  children  and  white  employes  of  frequent 
and  constant  recurrence  now  and  at  all  times.  I  am 
not  defending  slavery,  but  drawing  from  memory  a 
true  picture  of  slavery  as  it  existed  in  the  community 
in  which  I  lived.  Measured  by  any  standard  of 
abstract  right  slavery  was  wrong.  So  is  the  forcible 
occupation  of  the  Philippines!  The  difference  is  one 
of  degree  only. 

42  2  Appendix. 

Slaves  were  not  cringing  or  servile  in  their  deport- 
ment, but  natural  and  of  easy  grace  in  their  master's 
presence.  Some  of  them  were  courtly  and  exceed- 
ingly gracious  of  manner,  were  good  diplomats  in 
their  own  way,  were  shrewd  to  detect  and  prompt  to 
play  upon  the  foibles  and  petty  vanities  of  human 
nature.  True,  they  were  not  taught  out  of  books,  as 
a  rule,  and  were  not  bothered  with  catechisms,  but 
no  people  who  are  capable  of  progress  could  sustain 
for  generations  such  intimate  contact  with  a  people 
as  superior  as  their  masters  and  mistresses  were  and 
not  become  more  or  less  educated.  It  depends, 
however,  on  what  one  understands  by  education.  If 
education  consists  in  ability  to  obtain  a  first-class  cer- 
tificate to  teach  a  district  school,  I  fear  that  a  large 
per  cent  of  our  most  refined  and  cultivated  people 
should  be  classed  as  illiterates.  But,  if  real  education 
means  enlightened  character-building  and  the  best 
method  be  by  moral  precept  and  example,  the  negro 
enjoyed  educational  advantages  not  inferior  to  that 
enjoyed  by  any  people  in  the  history  of  civilization, 
whose  condition  in  their  native  state  was  anything 
approaching  his  condition.  The  question  is,  could 
he  have  been  brought  to  such  a  state  of  improvement 
by  any  process  that  did  not  include  the  wholesome 
discipline  of  enforced  industry  and  self-restraint, 
accompanied  by  such  intimate  and  constant  contact 
with  a  superior  race  as  slavery  alone  could  make  pos- 
sible to  him?  The  only  ones  benefited  by  their 
enslavement  were  the  negroes  themselves,  and  I  am 

Appendix.  423 

confident  that  their  owners  were  the  ones  most  bene- 
fited by  their  emancipation.  To  make  clear  the  first 
proposition  one  need  only  reflect  on  what  would  have 
been  their  condition  at  the  time  of  their  freedom  if 
their  ancestors  had  been  left  in  Africa.  It  was  the 
negro's  only  chance  to  become  a  citizen  of  the  United 
States.  Slavery  was  never  a  profitable  institution, 
unless  in  the  extreme  South  where  the  slaves  were 
worked  in  cotton  fields  under  overseers.  It  required 
a  large  part  of  all  the  master  could  make  on  his  farm 
or  plantation  to  feed,  clothe,  and  care  for  them. 
When  they  were  brought  to  the  colonies  they  were 
too  ignorant  and  debased  to  be  of  much  value,  and 
when  they  became  educated  along  lines  of  industry 
and  usefulness  they  became  too  numerous  for  the 
service  to  which  they  were  adapted.  They  became 
a  burden  on  the  planter  to  which  he  had  become 
attached  by  custom  and  from  which  he  could  not  rid 
himself.  He  could  have  sold  them  South,  as  many 
of  the  slaveholders  in  the  northern  colonies  had  done 
when  slavery  proved  to  be  unprofitable  in  the  North, 
but  no  prospect  of  financial  advantage  could,  I  imag- 
ine, have  induced  my  family  to  sell  one  of  these 
servants  to  be  worked  in  the  cotton  fields  of  the 
South.  They  could  have  done  it.  They  knew  it 
would  be  exceedingly  profitable  to  do  it.  But  the 
fact  remains  to  their  everlasting  credit  that  they  did 
not  do  it.  They  could  have  freed  them,  and,  by  that 
act,  at  least  entitled  themselves  to  the  merit  of  sacri- 
ficing their  own,  and  not  their  neighbor's,  property. 

424  Appen  dix. 

But  this  would  have  been  a  distinct  injury  to  their 
neighbors,  for  a  free  negro  in  a  slaveholding  com- 
munity was  a  nuisance  as  tending  to  demorahze  and 
spread  discontent  among  neighboring  slaves,  and  a 
settlement  of  free  negroes  was  scarcely  to  be  tolerated 
under  any  circumstances.  Some  of  them  purchased 
lands  for  their  slaves  in  free  States  and  colonized 
them.  Councillor  Carter,  of  Virginia,  did  this  and 
manumitted  a  large  number  of  slaves,  but  the  result 
was  not  encouraging.  Their  lands  soon  went  to 
wreck,  or  they  were  cheated  out  of  them  by  design- 
ing white  neighbors,  and  the  former  slaves  became  a 
charge  on  the  community.  What  was  the  master  to 
do  with  them!  They  had  been  in  his  family  for  gen- 
erations, he  had  inherited  them  from  his  ancestors, 
they  were  looked  upon  as  part  of  the  family  estab- 
lishment, were  identified  with  its  traditions  and  rich 
in  its  reminiscences,  he  had  played  with  them  in  his 
infancy,  had  grown  up  with  them  to  manhood,  had 
championed  their  cause  and  fought  their  battles, 
their  very  dependence  upon  him  was  a  mute  but 
powerful  appeal  to  all  that  was  noble  and  generous 
in  his  nature,  and  although  they  loved  their  leisure 
and  were  none  too  attentive  to  their  work,  they  were 
good-natured,  cheery  and  sunny  in  their  tempera- 
ment, and  their  mere  presence  helped  to  relieve  the 
monotony  of  plantation  life. 

Appendix.  425 



60.  For  (58)  Col.  Jekyll  Lucius  Davis,  read  (58) 
Col.  Jas.  Lucius  Davis. 

62.  For  (28),  read  (25)  Dr.  Walter  Jones;  and  for 
(360),  read  (361)  Elizabeth  H.  Peck. 

63.  For  (213),  read  (357)  Frederick  Jones. 

68.    For  (27),  read  (30)  Dr.  Samuel  D.  Martin. 

74.  (151)  Thos.  ap  Catesby  Jones  was  born  some 
two  years  after  (150)  Gen'l  Roger  Jones,  who  was 
born  in  1788. 

126.  For  (1732),  in  the  seventh  line  from  the  bot- 
tom, read   1737. 

131.  For  (301),  read  (302)  Walker  Jones;  for 
(274),  read  (275)  Alice  Jones;  and  for  (322),  read 
(323)  Geo.  Booth  Field. 

1 54.  For  Mary  Bathurst,  in  the  tenth  line  from  the 
bottom,  read  Mary  Meriwether. 

155.  The  comma  after  "beak"  should  be  after  the 
word   "  proper." 

186.    For  (23),  read  (26)  John  Lewis. 

241.   For  (353),  read  (354)  Gen'l  Walter  Jones. 

254.  For  (353),  read  (354)  Gen'l  Walter  Jones; 
and  for  (376),  read  (377)  \A/alter  Jones. 

375.  (351)  Dr.  John  W.  C.  Jones  married  Char- 
lotte S.,  daughter  of  Hon.  John  W.  Stephenson,  not 

320.  The  deed  of  (3)  Fred'k  Jones,  July  20,  170^'^ 
closes  with  a  covenant  to  cause  '  'Jane  his  now  wife' ' 
to  release  her  dower  in  the  land  conveyed.  Quaere: 
Does  this  mean  that  he  had  been  previously  married? 

In  his  will  (448)  Harding  Jones  mentions  "his 
uncles"  Jeremiah,  John,  and  Edward  Vail. 
















1 12. 




354)  Gen'l  Walter  Jones 106 

244)  Col.  William  Jones 90 

105)  Roger  Jones 68 

132)  Cadwallo  Jones 70 

3S)  Skelton  Jones    55 

41)  Elizabeth  (Fauntleroy)  Jones 174 

1 1 2)  Thos.  ap  R.  Jones 68 

58)  Col.  Jas.  Lucius  Davis 60 

81)  Dr.  Francis  Jones 66 

89)  Lewis  H.  Jones 67 

150)  Maj. -Gen'l  Roger  Jones 71 

151)  Com.  Thos.  ap  Catesby  Jones 74 

172)  Com'r  Catesby  ap  Roger  Jones.  ...  'j'] 

173)  Roger  ap  Catesby  Jones 78 

185)  Brig. -Gen'l  Roger  Jones 80 

193)  Chas.  Lucian  Jones 82 

196)  Capt.  Thos.  Skelton  Jones 83 

221)  Thos.  Catesby  Jones 87 

229)  Meriwether  Jones 88 

236)  Walter  N.  Jones 89 

143)  Henry  M.  Jones 71 

354)  Gen'l  Walter  Jones 106 

145)  Wilham  M.  Jones     71 

81)  Dr.  Francis  Jones 66 

1 01)  Stella  (Woodford)  Sudduth 67,  373 

95)  Alice  (Jones)  Woodford 67 

48)  Louis  A.  Woodford 134 

89)  Lewis  H.  Jones 67 

537)  DuBrutz  Cutlar 357 

Bmma  Bledsoe 415 


The  asterisk  (*)  indicates  that  the  page  given  is  followed  by  the  individual's 
portrait;  the  dagger  sign  (t)  indicates  that  a  facsimile  or  other  halftone  follows 
the  page  number. 

Adams,  Mr..  170. 
Allen,  Jas.,  137. 

Mattie,  68. 

Susan,  137. 
Allensworth,  A.  J.,  et  al.,  177. 

Joanna  B.  (Fauntleroy),  177. 

Nannie,  176. 
Anderson,  Mary  A.,  82. 

Capt.  Nathaniel,  56,  370. 

Mrs.  Sally  (Jones),  56,  370. 
Ap  Gwys-Jones,  Philip,  293. 

Thos.,  294. 
Ap  John,  289, 290,  291,  293,  295, 297. 
Ap  Jones,  The,  in  Virginia,  293. 
Ap  Jones,  Philip,  293. 

Thos.,  293. 

Thos.,  Jr.,  293. 
Appleton,  Philadelphia,  174. 
Archer,  Anna  M.,  133. 

Capt.  Edward,  133. 
Armistead,  Hon.  John,  160. 

John  Grant,  376. 

Judith,  160,  162. 

Lucy  (Grant),  376. 

Miss,  163. 

Rosalie  (Jones),  376. 

Thos.  S.,  376. 
Arms,  in  America,  9-13. 

Ap  John,  284,  286t,  289,  290, 
291,  292t,  293,  297. 

Bathurst,  143-4. 

Beckwith,  50. 

Carter,  159. 

Catesby,  118t,  120t,  292t. 

Cocke.  128t,  292t. 

Fauntleroy,  168-9. 

Harding,  16t,  290t,  292t,  296t, 
297,  321. 

Hoskins,  frontispiece,  2t,  14- 
16,  19,  29,  30,  208. 

Jones,  see  under  "Jones,  coat- 

Pratt,  127. 

Skelton,  154-5-61. 

Swann,  15,  16t,  39,  292t. 

Walker,  19, 31-2t,  208, 284, 292t. 

Woodford,  135. 
Ashe,  Elizabeth  (Jones,  Merrick), 

Gen'l  John,  337. 

John  Baptista,  342. 

Mary,  337. 

Paschal  Paoli,  340. 

Gov.  Samuel.  337,  339,  341. 

Thos.,  339-40. 

Judge  Thos.  S.,  340. 

Dr.  Williams  C,  340. 
Atkinson,  Bishop  Thos.,  356. 
Bailey,  Arthur,  197. 
Ball,  A.  L.,  et  al.,  97, 

Bettie  (Carter),  164. 

Fanny,  175. 

Frances  T.,  141. 

Henry,  et  al.,  77. 

Henry  W.,  136. 

Col.  Jas.,  180. 

Judith,  136. 

Lelia  (Carter),  et  al.,  97. 

Dr.  Mottram,  136. 

Sallv  Skelton  (Jones),  77. 

Sarah,  180. 

Spencer,  136,  141,  164. 



Ball,  Col.  Spencer  M.,  136. 

Col.  William,  136. 
Bankes,  Dr.  William,  307. 
Banks,  Elizabeth  (Jones),  92. 

Dr.  John,  92. 

Thomas,  92. 

Thos.  W.,  et  al.,  92-3. 

William,  92. 
Barlow,    Anestacia     (Thompson), 

Florence,  174. 

Milton,  174. 

Teresa  V.,  174. 
Barnes,  Sur.-Gen'l,  178. 
Barradall,  Edward,  348. 

Sarah,  44,  348. 
Batchelor,  Frances,  et  al.,  .360. 
Bathurst,  arms,  143-4. 

Earls,  144-5. 

Sir  Edward,  146-7. 

Family,  143-9. 

Capt.  Lancelot,  144-8. 

Lawrence,  149,  277-8. 

Mary,  40,   143,   145,   149,   152, 
154,  182,  425. 

Susan,  149. 
Battaile,  Elizabeth,  133. 
Baylor,  Richard,  137. 
Baytop,  Eugenia,  92. 

Martha  A.,  98. 
Beale,  Ann  H.,  183. 

Geo.  W.,  D.  D.,  349. 
Beatty,  Albert,  374. 

Mrs.  Mary  (Francisco),  374. 
Beckner,  Bettie  (Taliaferro),  191. 

Judge  Wm.,  et  al.,  191. 
Beckwith,  arms,  50. 

Miss,  49. 

Miss,  183. 
Belfield,  Anne,  1721,  184. 

Family,  182-4. 

Frances  (Jones),  56. 

Frances  M.,  63. 

Geo.  Tasker,  64. 

Jane  (Jones),  63. 

John,  144,  et  al.,  182-3. 

Col.  John  W.,  56,  183,  365,  369. 

Dr.  Joseph,  et  al.,  182. 

Col.  Joseph,  67,  183. 

Thos.  Jones,  63. 

Thos.  W.,  182. 

Walter  Jones,  64. 
Bendall,  Capt.  Hopefor,  197. 

Benedict,  Anne,  114. 

Prof.,  114. 
Berkeley,  Frances  A.  T.,  61. 

Mary  B.,  139. 

Nelson,  139. 

Dr.  Robert,  61. 

Dr.  Robert,  164. 

Sophia,  164. 
Berry,  Ancrum,  356. 

Mrs.    Catharine    Ann    (Hill), 

Dr.  Wm.  Fred'k,  356. 
Binford,  Alfred  R.,  et  al.,  86. 

Catharine  (Jones),  86. 

Frank,  85,  et  al.,  86. 

Jas.  H.,  86. 

Jas.  J.,  86. 
Biscoe,  A.  H.,  173. 

Chloe,  173. 
Blackwell,  Armistead,  et  al.,  70. 

Sally  (Jones),  70. 
Bladen,  Ann,  379. 

Harriot,  379. 

Nathaniel,  379. 

Priscilla,  163,  378. 

Gov.  Thos.,  379. 

Hon.  William,  379. 
Blair,  John,  124-5. 

Mr.,  230. 
Bland,  Theodoric,  153. 
Bledsoe,  Emma,  414*,  415-20. 
Bondinot,  Wm.  C,  356. 
Bouldin,     Mrs.     Hettie     (Jones), 

John  L.,  375. 
Bowen,  Dr.,  142.   . 
Bowman,  Eliza  B.,  175. 

Capt.  Isaac,  176. 

Matilda,  179. 
Boyd,  Mrs.  L.,  292. 
Bradley,  Eliza,  356. 

John,  344. 
Braxton,  Carter,  55,  163. 

George,  163. 

George,  140  f. 
Brent,  George,  307,  318-9. 
Brewster,  Jacob,  338. 

John,  338. 

Margaret  (Eagles),  338. 

Margaret  Jones,  339. 

Nancy  (Eagles),  338. 
Broaddus,  Dr.  John  B.,  99. 
Brown,  Alice  Carter  (Moore),  373. 



Brown,  Emma  (Swann),  345. 

Harry  Hamilton,  373. 

John,  345. 

John  Athalia,  345. 
Browning,  Caleb,  193. 

Family,  192-4. 

Col.  Jas.,  et  al.,  64,  194,  368. 

Martha  J.,  64,  194,  368. 

Micajah,  193. 

Milton  D.,  193. 

Hon.  Orville  H.,  193. 
Bruce,  Mr.,  126t,  217. 
Brumley,  Maria,  140. 

William,  140. 
Branson,  Dr.,  et  al.,  98. 
Buchanan,  David,  157. 
Buckner,  Charity,  90. 

Elizabeth  H.,  134. 

Mrs.  Lucy  T.  C,  133. 

William,  134. 

William  T.,  134. 
Burr,  Fred'k,  356. 

Jas.,  356. 
Burwell,  Ann  E.,  139. 

Anne  (Jones),  45. 

Bettie,  46. 

Fanny  K.,  105. 

James,  139. 

James,  44t,  45. 

James,  45. 

Lucy,  45. 

Nathaniel,  45. 

Nathaniel,  162. 
Bushrod,  Apphia,  170. 
Butler,  Annie  (Francisco),  374. 

Chas.  P.,  374. 

Joseph  v.,  374. 

Kate  Burnice,  374. 
Byrd,  Ann,  163. 

Jane,  162. 

Maria,  163. 

Col.  Wm.,  248t. 
Caffall,  Wm.  A.,  290t,  291.  297. 
Caldwell,  Miss,  193. 
Calhoun,  Mary,  186. 
Calloway,  Lydia,  192. 
Calvert,  Julia,  80. 
Campbell,  Anna  S.,  173. 

John,  173. 
Carter,  Addison  Lombard,  97. 

Apphia  (Fauntleroy),  181,  389. 

Arms,  159. 

Col.  Chas.,  43,  403. 

Carter  Family,  159-67,  378-89. 
Frances,   50t,  164-6,  348,  378, 

380,  381,  385,  387. 
Mrs.   Frances    (Tasker),    164, 

379,  380,  385,  389. 
Capt.  John  C,  181. 
Mary,  162. 
Mary  (Jones),  97. 
Robert,  163,  378,  379. 
Robert,    Councillor,   50,    163- 

7,  378t.  380,   382,  384,  385, 
386,  387. 

Robert,    "King",    160-3,  378. 
Catesby,  arms,  USf,  120t,  292t. 

Elizabeth,     35,      117-8,      121, 
140t,  281,  376,  .377-8. 

Family,  117-21. 

Jekyll,  118. 

Jekyll,  119-20. 

John,  376,  377. 

John,    118,    1201,    122t,    124t, 
217,  290. 

Mark,  19,  116t,  118t,  119-20-21, 
126,  212,  217-22,  377. 
Catlett,  Mary  A.,  44,  104. 

John,  43,  105. 

John,  90. 

John,  90. 

John,  135. 

Hon.  John  W.,  105. 
Cawthon,  Carrie  Lee,  374. 
Chiles,  Sarah,  189. 
Chinn,  Sally  Fairfax  (Carter),  164, 

165,  378t. 
Churchill,  Priscilla,  378. 

Col.  William,  378. 
Clarkson,  Susan,  189. 
Clopton,  Andrew  J.,  139. 

William,  317. 
Cocke,  Ann,  120,  131,  212,  215. 

Arms,  12St,  292t. 

Catesby,  45,  et  al.,  128t,  129, 

215,  217-8,  292t. 
Elizabeth,   34,   40,  117-8,  123- 

8,  140t,  207,  212,  214t,   215, 

216,  218,  222,  224,  294t,  378. 
Family,  121-43. 

Capt.  John  Catesby,  129,  240. 
Rachel,  118,  211,  217-8,  281. 
Susan,  223. 
Susan,  281. 

Dr.  William,  Sec,  35,  117,  et 
al.,  121-3,  281,  376-7. 



Colston,  Frances,  154. 

Mary,  182. 

William,  152,  154,  182. 
Conrad,  Frank,  et  al.,  114. 
Cook,  Eliza,  90. 

C.  F.,  374. 

Fleeta  B.,  374. 

Thomas,  146. 
Cooke,  Elizabeth,  336. 
Corbin,  Elizabeth,  55. 

Gawin,  50t,  55,  239. 

Gawin,  55. 

George,  55. 

Lancelot,  55. 

Letitia,  55. 

Sally,  55. 
Cotton,  Alexander,  321-2. 

John,  321-2. 

Martha,  321-2. 
Coxe,  Richard  S.,  241-2. 
Cralle,  Frances,  et  al.,  63. 

Mr.,  et  al.,  63. 
Crawford,  David,  151. 

Elizabeth,  151. 
Cullen,  Dr.,  233-4. 
Culpeper,  Lady,  25-6,  130t,  199. 

Lord,  25,  27-8,  306,  310,  311, 
313,  315. 
Cunningham,  Martha,  113. 
Currie,  Armistead,  157. 

Ellyson,  157. 

Dr.  Ellyson,  110. 
Custis,  G.  W.  P.,  163. 

Mary,  163. 
Cutlar,  Ann  (Jones),  85,  343,  352, 

Dr.  Archie,  85,  352. 

DuBrutz,  356*,  357. 

Dr.  Fred'k  J.,357. 

Lucy  (Jones),  85,  343,  352. 

Mary  Jane,  357. 

Rebecca  (Jones),  85,  343,352, 

Dr.  Roger,  85,  352,  357. 

Capt.  William,  85,  352,  357. 
Daingerfield,  Miss,  183. 
Dakyne,  Arthur,  33. 
Dandridge,   Maria  (Jones),  etal., 

Mr.,  et  al.,  111. 
Davidson,  George,  et  al.,  180. 
Davis,  Bathurst  M.,  62. 

Elizabeth,  338. 

Davis,  Frances  A.  T.,  61. 

Rev.  Frank,  62. 

James,  et  al.,  60. 

Col.   Jas.    Lucius,  60-2*.  110, 

Jehu,  338. 

Jekyll  L.,  62-3,  275. 

Llewellen  C,  62. 

Maggie  E.,  138. 

Mary  (Moore),  341. 

Robert  M.,  138. 

Sally  (Jones),  60. 
Day,  Rosa,  88. 
Deakyn,  Charles,  197. 
Deane,  Samuel,  197,  200. 

William,  200. 
Deeds,  Julius,  320. 
Dickerson,  Dr.  Samuel,  360. 
Didlake,  Edmond,  134. 
Digby,  Elizabeth,  32-3,  371. 

John,  32. 

Sir  John,  33. 
Dillon,  Mrs.,  112. 
Downman,  Mrs.,  94. 

Raleigh,  94. 

Raleigh,  110. 

Dr.  Yates,  94. 
DuBrutz,  Miss,  357. 
Dudley,  Dr.  Simeon,  133. 
Dulany,  Daniel,  166,  379. 

Rebecca  Tasker,  379. 
Eagles,  Elizabeth,  338. 

Margaret,  338. 

Margaret  (Jones),  338. 

Nancy,  338. 

Richard,  338. 

Richard  W.,  338,  339. 
Eastman,  Phcebe,  190. 
Elderton,  Sarah,  200. 
Elliott,  Miss,  190. 
Ellis,  Mary  (Whiting,  Jones),  333. 

Richard,  333. 
Ellison,  Elizabeth  (Jones),  374. 

James,  374. 
Fairfax,  Col.,  129. 

Isabella,  379. 

Thomas,  Lord,  26,  199. 

Sir  William,  379. 
Faith,  Josephine     (Fauntleroy) 

Fauntleroy,  Ann,  C,  140. 

Anne,  173. 

Apphia,  181,  389. 



Fauntleroy,  Arms,  168-9. 

Betsey  F.,  175. 

Charles,  167. 

Capt.  Chas.  M.,  167-8,  178. 

Donna  I.  C,  et  al.,  177. 

Elizabeth,    56*,    57,    64,    167, 

Elizabeth,  170. 

Emily  C,  178. 

Eugenia,  et  al.,  179. 

Family,  167-81. 

Ferdinand,  et  al.,  173. 

Griffin  M.,  57,  167,  172-5. 

Henry,  181. 

Dr.  Henry,  170,  180. 

Jane,  181. 

John,  171. 

John,  172. 

Maj.  John,  367. 

John  F.,  180. 

Joseph,  et  al.,  172. 

Joseph,  175. 

Joseph  M.,  175. 

Laurence  B.,  179. 

Leroy  D.,  178. 

Margaret,  174. 

Maria  B.,  175. 

Mary,  173. 

Mary  E.,  et  al.,  176,  281. 

Major  Moore,  179-80. 

Moore,  171. 

Dr.  Moore,  172. 

Dr.  Moore  G.,  140. 

Robert,  180. 

Robert  H.,  et  al.,  179-80. 

Gen'l  Thos.  T.,  178. 

William,  170. 

William,  170-1,  278. 

William,  367. 

Dr.  William,  171-2. 

William  M.,  et  al.,  175. 
Fendall,  Arthur,  et  al..  111. 

Philip,  246. 
Fennacy,  A.  R.,  164. 

Hebe  (Carter),  164. 
Field,     Clara     Walker      (Jones), 

George  B.,  et  al.,  100,  425. 

Lucy  (Jones),  100. 

Mary,  157. 

Sally  T.,  100. 

Col.  William,  100. 

William  S.,  100. 

Fielding,  Frances,  141. 
Fithian,  Philip  Vickers,  380. 
Fitzhugh,  Henry,  163. 

Mary,  163. 

William,  306-9.  318. 

William,  348. 

William,  163. 
Flood,  Alice,  106,  281,  359,  360. 

Elizabeth,  360. 

Elsy,  360. 

Nicholas,  360. 

William,  240,  360. 

Dr.  William,  359-60. 

William  P.,  49,  240,  359. 
Flower,  George,  33. 
Fontaine,  Col.  Edmond,  87. 

Rosalie,  87. 
Foster,  Cornelia,  112. 
Frame,  Elizabeth,  194. 
Francisco,  Annie,  374. 

Annie  Julia,  374. 

Eliza  Wood,  374. 

Frances  (Martin),  69,  374. 

George  Thos.,  374. 

Harry  Cameron,  374. 

John,  69. 

John  George,  374. 

John  Samuel,  374. 

Joseph,  69. 

Mary  Elizabeth,  374. 

Mary  Frances,  374. 

Murray  Charles,  374. 

Nellie  Julia,  374. 

Nellie  (Painter),  374. 

Samuel,  374. 
Freichfras,  Sir  Caradog,  297. 
FuUilove,  Mrs.  Angelica,  188. 
Garnett,  James   T.,    et    al.,    176, 

Garter  king-at-arms,  291,  2921. 
Gatty,     Sir     Alfred     Scott-,    291, 

292 1. 
Gay,  Alia,  71. 

Bettie,  372. 

James,  71. 

John  Thos.,  372. 
Gilliam,    Lucy    (Skelton),    et   al., 
157,  371. 

Robert,  et  al.,  157,  371. 
Gilmer,  Mrs.  Fanny,  94. 
Givens,  Elizabeth,  187. 
Glynn,  Jane,  159. 

Morgan,  160. 



Gooch,  Lady  Rebecca,  127-8,  222, 

Sir  William,  127,  222,  224t. 
Goodloe,  Elizabeth,  103. 
Gordon,  Caroline  V.,  77. 

John  T.,  77. 

Juliana,  et  al.,  77. 

Major,  214. 

Martha  H.,  138. 

Martha  (Jones),  76. 

Dr.  Thomas  C,  138. 

William,  76-7. 

William  W.,  77. 
Graham,  Alice  C,  102. 

Capt.  Edward,  et  al.,  102. 

John,  et  al.,  129. 

Gen'l  Lawrence  P.,  130. 

Mary,  et  al.,  131. 
Gray,  John,  135. 
Grayson,  George,  114. 
Gregory,  Mildred,  132. 
Green,  Ann  Sophia,  353-^. 

Rev.  Enoch,  381. 

James,  354. 

Mary,  353-4. 

William,  354. 
Greenman,  Phebe,  331. 
Gresham,  Caroline,  173. 
Griffin,  W.  P.,  et  al.,  177. 
Griggs,  Robert,  182. 

Ruth,  182. 
Guillam  on  Heraldry,  297. 
Gulliver,  Mr.,  281. 
Gwyes-Jones,  Thos.  ap,  294,  295, 

346t,  348t. 
Gwys-Jones,   Philip  ap,  293,  294, 

Haddock,  Sir  Richard,  197. 
Haden,  Sarah  A.,  134. 
Haile,  Anna  M.,  137. 

Capt.  Robert  G.,  137. 
Hale,  Margaret,  179. 
Hallam,  Amos,  331. 

Phebe  (Greenman),  331. 
Hallick,  Mary,  134. 
Halstead,  Ernest  Fauntleroy,  374. 

Ralph  Thomas,  374. 

Richard  Norman,  374. 

Tasker  (Jones),  374. 
Hanna,  Bettie  (Gay),  372. 

John  Gay,  372. 

Margaret  (Moore),  372. 
Hannewinkle,  Meta,  112. 

Hanson,  Gen'l  Roger,  192. 

Samuel,  et  al.,  192. 
Haralson,  Jonathan,  375. 
Harding,  Jane,  321,  325. 
Harris,  Mollie  R.,  86. 
Harrison,  Anne  (Jones),  114. 

Alice  J.,  114. 

Arabella,  115. 

Benjamin,  et  al.,  162. 

Catharine,  115. 

Edward  B.,  114. 

Elizabeth  (Jones),  113. 

Elizabeth  L.,  114. 

H.  T.,  113. 

Henry  T.,  114. 

Maria  W.,  114. 

Mary  J.,  114. 

Matthew,  115. 

Sarah  P.,  et  al.,  115. 

Thomas  W.,  115. 

Walter  J.,  et  al.,  114. 
Hart,  Dr.,  188. 
Hasbrouk,  Frank,  375. 

Olga,  375. 
Hatley,  Benjamin,  197. 
Hatton,  Adelaid,  64. 
Hayes,  Rev.,  et  al.,  77. 
Hayes,  place,  3261,  327-8. 
Hedingham  Castle,  376t. 
Heyl,  Col.  Edward  M.,  et  al.,  181. 
Hickman,  family,  189-192. 

James,  188,  et  al.,  190. 

Lucy,  et  al.,  190. 

Matilda,  et  al.,  192. 

Gen'l  Richard,  191-2. 

Susannah,  190,  193. 
Hill,  Ann  (Claypole),  355. 

Ann  Ivie,  356. 

Ann  (Waters),  355. 

Catharine  Ann,  355-6. 

Edward,  103. 

Eliza  Ann,  355. 

Eliza  Ann,  355-6. 

Elizabeth,  162. 

Elizabeth    (Jones,    Neil),    85, 
343,  352,  354. 

Fred'k  C,  355. 

Fred'k  Jones,  85,  343,  355. 

George,  192. 

Henry,  354. 

Henry,  355. 

Jo.,  191. 

John,  354-5. 



Hill,  John,  85,  338,  354-5. 

John,  355-6. 

Lizzie  G.,  103. 

Nathaniel  Maurice,  338. 

Nathaniel  Moore,  339. 

Dr.     Nathaniel    Moore,     338, 

Sarah  Julia  (Jones),  338-9. 

Thomas,  355. 

William,  354-5. 

William,  355. 

William  Henry,  355. 
Hogarth,  prints,  302-3.- 
Holliday,  John  Z.,  138. 

Martha,  134. 

Mary  M.,  138. 

Stephen,  190. 
Holloway,     Elizabeth     (Catesby, 
Cocke),  117-8,  140t. 

Col.  John,  117-18,  228,  392. 

Miss,  140.  , 
Hooe,  Kate,  97. 

Sally,  97. 
Hooper,  Thos.,  341. 
Hoskins,  arms,  frontispiece,  2t, 
14-6,  19,  29,  30,  208. 

Of  Barrow  Green,  29-30. 

Family,  29-30,  208. 

Sir  John,  30. 

Sir  William,  30. 
Howe,  Howes,  Hows, The  name,  340. 
Howe,  Elizabeth,  340. 

Jane  (Jones),  340. 

Job,  340. 

Margaret,  340. 

Mary,  340. 

Gen'l  Robert,  340. 

Robert,  340. 

Thos.  C,  340. 
Howes,  Jo.  C,  40,  392. 

Martha  (Jones),  40,  201,  322, 
Hunt,  Julia  M.,  181. 
Jacob,  Richard  W.,  et  al.,  177. 
January,  Mr.,  175. 
Jefferson,  Thomas,  48,  158. 
Jekyll,  arms,  378. 

Elizabeth,  378. 

Family,  376t-8. 

Home.      Castle      Hedingham, 

Mr.,  118-9,  126t,  217. 
Johnston,   Dr.   Christopher,   149. 

Jones,  coat-of-arms;  quartering 
Hoskins,  colored  frontis- 
piece; colored,  displaying 
the  serpents  around  the 
children's  necks,  page  282, 
as  per  Garter's  advice,  page 
291;  facsimile  description  by 
(4)  Col.  Thos.  Jones,  date 
1728-9,  page  2,  reverse  side 
page  4;  facsimile  of  (4)  Col. 
Thos.  Jones'  letter,  dated 
1728,  referring  to  same,  page 
200;  halftone  from  sketch 
made  at  the  Heralds'  Col- 
lege, of  seal  on  (3)  Col. 
Fred'k  Jones'  will,  dated 
1722,  page  296;  described  as 
the  arms  of  Ap  John,  in 
letter  from  Heralds'  College, 
page  290t;  quartered  with 
Swann  and  Harding  on  seal 
used  by  Jane  Swann  in  1758, 
page  16t;  described  as  arms 
of  Ap  John  in  Garter's  let- 
ter, page  292;  bequest  of, 
in  the  will  of  Wm.  Harding 
Jones,  dated  1732,  page  329; 
in  the  will  of  Harding  Jones, 
dated  1759,  page  332;  in  the 
will  of  Thos.  Jones,  dated 
1762,  page  336;  facsimile 
list  of  goods  ordered  from 
London  by  the  wife  of 
(4)  Col.  Thos.  Jones,  "ye 
Crest  a  Child's  head,"  page 
294;  facsimile  letter  of  (16) 
Fred'k  Jones  to  (13)  Col. 
Thos.  Jones,  inclosing  im- 
pressions of  "our  family 
arms"  from  seal  of  (3) 
Fred'k  Jones  who  died  in 
1722,  page  42;  said  impres- 
sions described  in  a  facsim- 
ile fragment  of  a  letter  of 
(13)  Col.  Thos.  Jones  to  (25) 
Walter  Jones  in  London, 
page  14.  See  also  pages  14- 
6,    19,  29,   30,  287,  288-98. 

Jones,  The  Ap  Joneses  in  Va.,  293. 
Origin    of   the    name,    13,  14, 

Jones,  Alice,  95,  131,  425. 
Alice,  114. 



Jones,  Alice  W.,  et  al.,  67,  134*. 
Ann,  85,  343,  352,  357. 
Mrs.  Ann.,  328. 
Anna,  93,  95. 
Anne,  45,  216,  239,  400. 
Anne,  110. 
Anne  B.,  105,  376. 
Anne  H.,  115. 
Annie,  71. 
Annie  M.,  374. 
Arms,  see  above  under  Jones, 

Bathurst,  50t,  54,  261,  362. 
Benjamin  V.,  89. 
Bertha,  66,  372. 
Bettie,  94. 
Brook  N.,  89. 
C.  Lucian,  15,  82*,  274. 
Cadwallo,  48*,  70. 
Carrie  Lee,  373. 
Catesby,  71. 
Maj.  Catesby,  52,  71,  239,  256t, 

260-1,  363. 
Col.  Catesby,  21,  101. 
Dr.  Catesby  ap  Catesby,    78, 

Catesby  ap  L.,  82. 
Com'r  Catesbv  ap  R.,  21,  77*, 

104,   151,  263-74. 
Catesby  ap  R.,  374. 
Catesby  B.,  103. 
Catesby  G.,  100. 
Catharine,  86. 
Catharine  E.,  114. 
Charles,  64. 
Charles,  99,  100. 
Charles,  345. 
Charles  L.,  114. 
Christopher,  93. 
Christopher  W.,  88. 
Clara  W.,  100. 

Dorothea,  41-2,  209,  216,  239. 
Edmonia  Page,  80. 
Eliza,  68. 
Eliza,  et  al.,  68-9. 
Eliza  W.,  98. 
Elizabeth,  49,  216,  240. 
Elizabeth,  54. 
Elizabeth,  54,  239. 
Elizabeth,  76. 
Elizabeth,  85,  343,  352,  354. 
Elizabeth,  92. 
Elizabeth,  110. 

Jones,  Elizabeth,  339. 
Elizabeth,  374. 
Elizabeth  C,  63. 
Elizabeth    (Fauntleroy),    56*, 

57,  64,  167,  174-5. 
Elizabeth  Jane,  et  al.,  67. 
Elizabeth  L.,  76. 
Elizabeth  Mary,  113. 
Emma  (Morford),  71. 
Etta  ,  68. 

Dr.  Eusebius  L.,  79. 
Fanny,  95. 
Griffin  Fauntleroy,  64+,  194, 

Fontaine,  87. 
Frances  Lee,  115. 
Frances  Tasker,  56,  183. 
Frances  Tasker,  64. 
Francis,  66. 
Dr.    Francis,    66*,    112*,   371, 

Dr.  Francis  D.,  94. 
Frederica,  81. 
Col.  Frederick,  8t,  14,  15,  25, 

34t   ^8,   197-200.  290t,  294, 

295,  296t,  297,  320t-2t,  326t, 

330i  334t,  320-8. 
Frederick,   38,   203,   327,   329, 

330t,  334t,  392. 
Frederick,    39,    42t,    84,    216, 

227,  238,  299,  330,  332,  337, 

Frederick,  99. 
Frederick,  63,  110,  425. 
Frederick,  329,  331. 
Frederick,  337,  341. 
Frederick,  342. 
Frederick  Harding,  300,  332-3, 

Frederick  W.,  100. 
Gertrude  L.,  78,  374. 
Gertrude  P.,  82. 
Gertrude  Tartt,  374. 
Gertrude  (Tartt),  78. 
Grace  Virginia,  374. 
Griffin  Fauntleroy,  64t,  194. 
Harding,    299,    300,    327,    329. 

331-6,  370,  425. 
Harriet  R.,  94. 
Henry  M.,  71,  96*. 
Hetty  Catlett,  105,  375. 
Horace  W.,  97. 
Rev.  Hugh,  383. 



Jones,  Sir  Hugh,  14,  17. 
James  B.,  99. 
Jane,  15,  16t,  39,  201,  326-7, 

341-2,  394,  397. 
Jane,  56,  239,  293,  300t,  346t. 
Jane,  85,  343,  352,  357. 
Jane  (Harding),  34,  321,  325. 
Jane  Skelton,  63,  183. 
Jane    (Swann),    39,    342,    343, 

350,  352,  398. 
Jekyll,  53,  261. 
John     Swann,    84,    342,     343, 

Dr.  John  T.,  103. 
John  W.,  76. 

Dr.  John  W.  C,  105,  375,  425. 
Joseph,  71. 
Joseph,  374. 
Joseph     Fauntleroy,    4,    70t, 

Julian  Stuart,  80. 
Kitty  Lee,  81. 
Laura,  67,  372. 
Laura  K.,  374. 
Lemuel  R.,  89. 
Letitia  Corbin,  79. 
Lewin  T.,  76. 
Lewis  H.,  67,  68*,  304*,  372, 

408t,  412t,  413-5. 
Lilian  R.,  89. 
Lizzie,  68,  373. 
Lucy,  44,  216, 239, 347, 391,  400, 

Lucy,  54. 
Lucy,  71. 

Lucy,  85,  343,  352. 
Lucy  Catesby,  89. 
Lucy  Taliaferro,  102. 
Lucy  W.,  et  a!.,  96. 
Lucy  (Wragg),  68. 
Madam,  305. 
Margaret,  339. 
Margaret,  338. 
Margaret  (Moore),  336,  339. 
Maria,  110. 
Mark  Catesby,  76. 
Martha,  40,  201,  322,  326. 
Martha,  67. 
Martha,  341. 

Martha  (Browning),  64,  194. 
Martha  Corbin,  76. 
Martha  Corbin,  76. 
Mary,  3S,  329-31. 

Jones,  Mary,  54. 
Mary,  55,  239. 
Mary,  97. 

Mary,  332,  333,  334. 
Mary,  341. 
Mary  A.,  79. 
Mary  C,  81. 
Mary  L.,  76. 
Mary  Page,  78,  375. 
Mary  T.,  66. 
Mary  (Whiting),  331-3. 
Mary  us,  44,  63,  104. 
Mattie  A.,  99. 
Mattie  Moran,  78,  375. 
Maurice,  338,  339. 
Col.  Meriwether,  21,  50t,  52t, 

53,  151,  231,  362. 
Meriwether,  88*. 
Meriwether  P.,  76. 
Mildred,  345. 
Mollie  C,  96. 
Mollie  G.,  99. 
Nanette  Lee,  112. 
Olga  (Hasbrouk),  375. 
Paul  ap  F.,  66. 
Philip  de  C,  76,  367. 
Rebecca,  39,  202,  326. 
Rebecca,    85,    342,    343,    352, 

Robert  B.,  82. 
Robert  B.,  103. 
Robert  C,  89,  102. 
Robert  C,  89. 
Robert  C,  94. 
Robert  C,  97. 
Robert  F.,  89,  375. 
Capt.  Roger,  2\,  14,  16,  17-20, 

25-34,    196,   287-8-9,    291-2, 

305-19,  329,  411,  413. 
Maj.-Gen'l  Roger,  15,  21,  71- 

2*,  77,  151,  162,295,367,405, 

Brig.-Gen'l  Roger,  21,  80*. 
Roger,  36*,  58t,  68. 
Roger,  68. 

Roger  ap  Catesby,  78*,  374. 
Roger  W.,  68,  373. 
Rosalie  Fontaine,  87. 
Rose  Lilian,  89. 
Rosina,  112. 
Roy,  66,  371. 
Roy  M.,  87. 
vSally,  56,  370. 



Jones,  Sally,  et  al.,  70. 

Sally  Jekyll,  et  al.,  60. 

Sally  M.,  97. 

Sally  Taliaferro,  100. 

Sarah,  340. 

Sarah  C,  115. 

Sarah  Cawthon,  374. 

Sarah  Julia,  338-9. 

Skelton,  21,  50t,  54*,  55,  58, 
301,  361-2. 

Susan,  139. 

Susie  O.,  et  al.,  68,  373. 

Tasker,  68,  374. 

Col.  Thomas,  2\,  8t,  15,  19, 
20,  25-6,  34t-7,  40,  117,  124, 
130t,  199,  200t,  205,  207,  215- 
6, 224t,  227,  228t,  230t,  248t, 
2641,  294t,  295,  320t,  322, 
346-8,  391,  394,  397. 

Col.  Thomas,  14t,  40t,  42t, 
44t,  49,  loot,  143,  153,  158, 
209,  216,  224-5,  229,  232, 
236t,  239,  256-7,  259,  260, 
262t,  294,  296,  302,  303,  348- 
50,  397,  401. 

Thomas,  38,  203,  327,  330t, 
332,  334t,  336,  339,  393,  398. 

Thomas,  85. 

Thomas,  110. 

Thomas,  337-8. 

Com.  Thos.  ap  Catesby,  21, 
74*,  75-6,  151,  162,  303,367, 

Dr.  Thos.  apR.,  60*,  68. 

Maj.  Thos.  ap  Thos.,  49,  50t, 
52t,  56,  164,  239,  256t, 
257,  259,  260-1,  348,  352t, 
362,  363-4,  378t.  380-1. 

Thos.  ap  Thos.,  5,  57-60,  64, 
285,  301-2,  360t,  364-9, 366t, 

Thos.  ap  Thos.,  64. 

Thos.  B.,  71,  374. 

Thos.  Catesby,  85,  86*,  87. 

Thos.  Catesby,  89,  375. 

Rev.  Thos.  H.,  88,  261. 

Capt.  Thos.  Skelton,  83,  84*. 

Thomas  W.,  115. 

Virginia  B.,  84. 

Virginia  C,  111. 

Walker,  98,  425. 

Walker,  99. 

Dr.  Walker  F.,  98. 

Jones,  Dr.  Walter,  14t,  21,  46-9,  52, 
62,  106,  158,  216,  224,  225, 
229,  232,  238,  281,  348-9, 
358-61,  378,  401,  404,  425. 

Gen'l  Walter,  21,  24*,  46,  106*, 
111,   151-2,  241-.56,  301,  425. 

Walter,  54. 

Walter,  54. 

Walter,  81. 

Walter,  111,  254,  425. 

Walter  N.,  85,  89,  90*. 

Walter  N.,  89,  375. 

William,  43,  45,  85,  lOOf,  216, 
231,  239,  403. 

Col.  William,  21,  30*,  90-2, 
101,  369. 

William,  66,  371. 

Dr.  William,  93. 

William,  110. 

William,  374. 

William  ap  Catesby,  104. 

Capt.  William  ap  Walker,  99, 

William  B.,  82. 

William  Catesby,  105,  375. 

Wm.  Harding,  38,  202,  299, 
326-7,  328t,  330t,  334t,  392. 

Wm.    Meriwether,    71,     108*, 


William  N.,  97. 

William  R.,  88. 

William  P.,  77. 

Willie,  94. 

Winfield  S.,  84. 
Keith,  Sir  William,  125,  214. 
Kennon,  Richard,  347. 
King,  Walter,  124,  128,  392. 
Kirk.  Dr.  William  M.,  143. 
Laird,  Rosa  (Packard),  et  al.,  113. 

Rev.  William  H.,  et  al.,  113. 
Lancaster,  Adelaide,  140. 

John  A.,  140. 
Landon,  Thomas,  160. 
Latane,  Ann  S.,  140,  142. 

Elizabeth,  140. 

Henry  W.,  et  al.,  137. 

Bishop  Jas.  A.,  138. 

John,  et  al.,  67. 

Rev.  Lewis,  136. 

Lucy,  et  al.,  137. 

Mary,  et  al.,  138. 

Dr.  Thomas,  140. 

Thomas  L.,  et  al.,  139. 



Latane,  William,  136. 

Capt.  William,  138. 

William  C,  137. 

William  C,  139. 
Lee,  Ann,  162. 

Ann  L.,  106,  111. 

Anne,  114. 

Charles,  106. 

Elizabeth,  55. 

Gen'l  Harry,  162. 

Lancelot,  55,  239. 

Lancelot,  55. 

Mary  (Jones),  55. 

Richard  Henry,  106. 

Gen'l  Robert  E.,  162,  163,  255, 

Sally,  55. 
Lewis,  arms,  1S4-5. 

Gen'l  Andrew,  186-7. 

Bettie,  164. 

Col.  Charles,  140-1. 

Charles,  186. 

Capt.  Charles  A.,  141. 

Elizabeth,  et  al.,  189. 

Col.  Fielding,  141.  187. 

Hannah,     188,     et     al.,     190, 

Joel,  189. 

John,  141. 

John,  et  al.,  141. 

John,  152. 

John,  186,  189,  425. 

Dr.  John  T.,  141. 

John  W.,  185. 

Joseph  J.,  143. 

Maj.  Lawrence,  187. 

Lucy,  et  al.,  141. 

Meriwether,  187. 

Rebecca,  151. 

Robert,  151. 

Gen'l  Robert,  186-7. 

Thomas  W.,  et  al.,  142. 

Warner,  140,  et  al.,  142. 

William  T.,  186. 
Lightfoot,  Miss,  131. 
Lillington,   Maj.    Alexander,    336, 

Elizabeth,  336,  341. 
Lindsay,  Laura,  66. 

Rebecca,  188. 
Littlepage,  Frances,  81. 

Richard,  Sf. 
Lockhart,  Elizabeth,  188. 

Lomax,  Elizabeth,  370. 

Lunsford,  370. 
London,  Fred'k,  356. 

Henry  A.,  356. 
Lord,  Eliza  (Hill),  355-6. 

Eliza  Jane,  356. 

Fred'k  J.,  356. 

W^m.  Ancrum,  356. 

William  C,  355-6. 
Ludlowe,  Gabriel,  160. 

Sarah,  160. 
Lyddell,  Dennis,  197. 
Lynn,  Margaret,  186. 
Lyon,  Carrie  P.,  174. 

F.  A.,  174. 

John,  343. 

Mildred,  343. 
Mackey,  Alexander,  189. 
Madison,  Col.  Gabriel,  189. 

Gov.  George,  189. 

Bishop  James,  189. 

President  James,  361. 
Madock,  of  Llanfrynach,  289. 
Maenarch,  Bleddyn  ap,  289. 
Manson,  Elizabeth,  157. 
Marks,  Mary,  189. 
Martin,  Eliza(Jones). 

Maj.  John,  189. 

Sally,  188. 

Dr.  Samuel  D.,  68,  189,  425. 

Samuel  T.,  et  al.,  68. 
McCleland,  Miss,  186. 
McClurken,     Eliza     (Francisco), 

Francisco  T.,  374. 

Roger  Q.,  374. 

Thadeus  R.,  374. 
McGrath,  Mary,  188. 
McKinley,  Dr.  I.  H.,  et  al.,  191. 

Lucy      (Taliaferro),     et     al., 
McPhersou,   Catharine   (Binford), 
et  al.,  86. 

W.  T..  et  al.,  86. 
Melvin,  Edward  C,  374. 

Gertrude  L.,  375. 

Martha  M.,  375. 

Mary  P.,  375. 
Meriwether,  family,  149-153. 

Frances,  153. 

Francis,  40,  143,  145,  152,  154, 
182   277 

Jane,' 40,  i43,  153,  154,  156. 



Meriwether,  Lucy,  152. 

Mary,  145,  152,  154,  182,  425. 

William,  154. 
Merrick,  Dorothy,  339. 

Elizabeth  (Jones),  339. 

Sarah,  339. 

Thomas,  339. 
Miller,  Anne  L,.,  111. 

Annie  W.,  356. 

Edward,  357. 

Dr.  George,  111. 

Mrs.  Mary  Jane,  357. 

Dr.  Thomas,  111. 

Thomas,  111. 

Thos.  C,  356. 

Thomas  J.,  111. 

Virginia,  111. 

Virginia  (Jones),  111. 
Mills,  James  G.,  82. 

Sally  N.,  82. 
Minor,  Capt.  Robert  D.,  263. 
Mitchell,  B.  F.,  et  al.,  345. 

Mr.,  164. 

Priscilla  (Carter),  164. 

Sarah  (Swann),  et  al,  345. 
Monroe,  Jane  (Jones),  56,  239,  293, 
300 1,  346 1. 

John,  56,  239,  298t,  371. 

Sally  Skelton,  56,  346t. 

Dr.  Thos.  Jekyll  C,  56,  293, 
Monserrat,  Lizzie  (Jones),  373. 

Marcus  Roger,  373. 

Dr.  Wm.  T.,  373. 
Montague,  Catesby,  98. 

Charles  W. ,  98. 

Lucy  L.,  98. 
Montgomery,  John  R.,  134. 
Moore,  Alice  Carter,  67,  373. 

Anne  B.,  162. 

Elizabeth  Jane  (Jones),  67, 

Frederick,  341. 

George,  337,  340. 

George.  340,  341. 

James,  341. 

Gen.  James,  84. 

John  Baptista,  337,  341. 

John  W.,  etal.,  66,  67,  371. 

John  W.,  67,  373. 

Margaret,  336. 

Margaret,  341. 

Margaret,  354. 

Moore,  Margaret  EUeanor,  67, 372. 

Margaret  (Jones),  339. 

Martha,  341. 

Mary,  337. 

Mary,  341. 

Mary    (Vail,    Jones,    Wilson), 
329-31,  399. 

Mattie,  66,  371. 

Col.  Maurice,  336-7,  341. 

Maurice,  337. 

Nathaniel,  337. 

Nathaniel,  354. 

Reuben  M.,  et  al.,  67,  372. 

Roger,  330,  340,  342. 

Sally,  84. 

Sarah,  337,  341. 

Sarah  (Jones),  340-1. 

Verner  M.,  67,  373. 

Wm.  Harding,  341. 
Morford,  Emma,  71. 

Noah  B.,  71. 
Morris,  Ann,  146. 

Anthonay,  197. 
Morrow,  James,  194,  367-8. 

Jane,  194. 

Col.  Robert,  368. 
Morson,  Hugh,  100. 
Morton,  J.  V.,  et  al.,  191. 

Sarah  (Taliaferro),  et  al.,  191. 
Moseley,  Edward,  206. 
Mound,  Ann  T.  (Carter),  164. 

John,  164. 
Mount  Zion,  place,  303, 348, 349-50, 

Munford.  John  H.,  103. 

Lucy  (Smyth),  103. 

R.  B.,  103. 
Murdock,  Miss,  171. 
Murray,  Sterling,  111. 
Musick,  Abraham,  188. 
Nash,  Gov.  Abner,  333-4. 

Ann,  334-5. 

Betsey,  334-5. 

Fanny,  334. 

Frederick,  333-4-5. 

Frank,  296,  300,  333. 

Maria,  334-5. 

Mary  (Jones),  333-4. 
Neile,  Harry,  354. 
Nelson,  Fanny  W.,  97. 
Nettleton,  Emilv  (Fauntleroy),  et 
al.,  172. 

N.  G.,  et  al.,  172. 



Nicholas,  Dr.  George,  162. 
Nicholson,    Lieut. -Gov.    Francis, 

Nomini  Hall,  place,  387-8. 
Obannon,  Mr.,  193. 

Talitha  (Browning),  193. 
Ogden,  Elizabeth  (Nash),  335. 
Omohonder,  Frances  (Cralle),  63. 
Osborne,  John  C,  334. 
Owen,  Jane  Dale,  180. 

Robert,  180. 

Robert  Dale,  180. 
Packard,  Cornelia  Jones,  113. 

John  C,  113. 

Rev.  Joseph,  112. 

Joseph,  et  al.,  112. 

Mary,  113. 

Rosa,  et  al.,  113. 

Rosina  (Jones),  112. 

Rev.  Thomas  Jones,  113. 

Walter  Jones,  112. 

William,  113. 
Page,  John,  162. 

Mann,  162. 

Mary  A.  M.,  73,  77. 

Mr.,  229,  231. 

William  B.,  73,  162. 
Painter,  Nellie,  374. 
Pearson,  Sarah,  190. 
Peck,  Elizabeth,  62,  110,  425. 

Lucy,  94,  110. 

Mr.,  110. 
Perkins,  Thomas,  33. 
Perrin,  Maj.  William  K.,  et  al.,  96. 
Perry,  Micagie,  126. 

Peter,  314,  316. 

Philip,  126. 

Richard,  197. 
Peterson,  Emma,  345. 

Emma  (Swann),  345. 

Isham,  345. 

Jane,  345. 

Samuel  Swann,  345. 
Peyton,  Anne  Lee,  112. 

Eliza  G.  S.,  112. 

NanetteLee  (Jones),  etal.,  112. 

Dr.  Robert  E.,  et  al.,  112. 
Pollard,  S.  Maria,  99. 
Powell,  Annie,  114. 

Dr.  William,  114. 
Pratt,  arms,  127. 

Elizabeth,  124,  126-7,  208,  215, 

Pratt,  John,  124-6,  212-5. 

John,  136. 

Keith  Wm.,  124. 

William,  34,  123,  215. 
Pruess,  Mr.,  172. 

Virginia  (Fauntleroy),  172. 
Pursley,  John,  371. 

Mattie  (Moore),  371. 

Wm.  Fauntleroy,  371. 
Quince,  Mrs.  J.  Athalia   (Brown), 

John  Baptista,  345. 
Ramsey,  John  Witherspoon,  335. 
Randolph,  Anne,  163. 

Capt.  Edward,  37,  227. 

Elizabeth  C,  181. 

Sir  John,  227,  240t,  346. 

Mr.,  135. 

Col.  P.,  228. 

Peter,  347. 

Col.  Richard,  37,  227-9. 

Col.  Robert,  181. 

Col.  William,  37,  227,  2281- 
Raynes,  Miss,  340. 
Reed,  Mrs.  Edward  Douglas,  299, 

Franklin,  U.  S.  Navy,  53. 

Lucy  Franklin,  53. 
Reedy,  Charles,  83. 

Mary  Elizabeth,  83. 

Wm.  Francis,  83. 
Rees,  Miss,  193. 
Reynolds,  Mr.,  96. 
Rich,  Susan,  146. 

Thomas,  146. 
Richards,  Jane  E.,  138-9. 
Robb,  Annie,  135. 

Eliza  S.,  137. 

James,  135. 

Lucy,  135. 

Patrick  C,  136. 

Robert  G.,  136,  137. 
Robins,  Col.  Augustine  W.,  137. 

Mary  E.,  137. 
Robinson,  Hon.  John,  149,  152. 
Rogers,  Annie  (Jones),  376. 

Ernest  G.,  376. 

Powell  B.,  376. 

Sarah  Shadduck,  376. 

William  C,  376. 
Rowzie,  Janet  J.,  139. 

Col.  Richard,  139. 
Roy,  Jeane,  85. 



Rue,  Edward,  360. 
Rtmcie,   Constance    (Fauntleroy), 

Rev.  James,  et  al.,  180. 
Rutherford,  George,  370. 
Rutterford,     George,     118,      126t, 

130t,  216,  370. 
Sampson,  Eliza,  357. 

Hannah,  157. 

James,  357. 

Jane,  357. 

Jane  (Jones),  343,  352,  357. 

Lucy,  357. 

Mary  Ann,  357. 

Michael.  357. 
Saunders,  William,  146. 
Savage,  Dr.  William,  240,  359-60. 

Col.,  131. 
Scott,  Charles,  131. 

Col.  Joseph,  131. 

Sarah   345. 
Scott-Gatty,  Sir  Alfred,  291,  2921. 
Shippen,  Dr.,  359. 
Sinclair,  Henry,  et  al.,  93. 

Robert  M.,  et  al.,  93. 
Skelton,  arms,  154-5-6t. 

Bathurst,     46-7-8,     158,     231, 

Family,  153-158. 

James,  40,     152,     153-4,     156, 

lyucy,  et  al.,  157,  371. 

Meriwether,  155-6-7,  259,  349, 

Rueben,  155-6,  370. 

vSally,  40,  49,  143,  153-4,  158, 
260,  302. 
Slaughter,  Guilford,  177. 
Smith,    Dr.    Edwin   Bathurst,   56, 
153,   293-4,   298t,   302,  346t. 

Elizabeth,  44,  348. 

Eugenia  (Fauntleroy),  179. 

Francis,  152. 

Gov.  Geo.  Wm.,  50t,  53,  153, 

Geo.  Wm.,  173. 

John,  44,  239. 

J.  Henry,  et  al.,  179. 

Lucy   (Jones),  Smith,  44,  239, 

Hon.  Meriwether,  152-3. 

Millie,  179. 
Smithwick,  Edward,  327. 

Smyth,  Arthur  W.  C,  102. 

Kate,  102. 

Lucy  C,  103. 

Margaret  E.,  et  al.,  102. 

Mollie  B.,  102. 

Thomas,  102. 
Smythe,  Isabella,  173. 

Judge,  et  al.,  173. 
Spaight,  Elizabeth,  329. 

Richard,  39,  331. 

Gov.  Richard  Dobbs,  329,  331. 

Gov.  Richard  Dobbs,  331. 
Spotswood,  Gov.  Alexander,  125-6, 

214,  325,  346. 
Stark,    Elizabeth    (Belfield),    183. 
Starr,  Rachel,  300. 
Steel,  Frances  Tasker,  373. 

Lucy  Annette,  68. 

Richard,  68. 

Roger  S..  68. 

Sarah  Gray,  373. 

Susie  (Jones),  68,  373. 
Stephenson,  Charlotte  S.,  282, 376, 

Hon.  John  W.,  282,  376,  425. 
Sterne,  Archbishop,  32. 

Simon,  32. 
Stevens,  Kate  (Fauntleroy),  179. 

L.  E.,  et  al.,  179. 
Stith,  Albert  B.,  355. 

Annie,  356. 

Drury,  149,  277. 

Mary  (Randolph),  240t. 

Rev.  William,  240t. 
Stovall,  Rebecca,  188. 
Stringer,  Thomas,  32. 

Dr.,  142. 
Strong,  Alexander,  357. 

Eliza  (Sampson),  357. 

George,  et  al.,  357. 
Strudwick,  Elizabeth,  340. 

Col.  W.  F.,  340. 
Stuart,  Fannie,  142. 

Julia  C,  80. 

Miss,  136. 

Dr.  Richard  H.,  80. 
Stubbs,  Prof.  T.  J.,  369. 
Sudduth,  O.  T.,  373. 

Stella  (Woodford),  132*,  373. 
Swann,  Alexander,  353. 

Ann  (Moore),  342. 

Ann  Sophia  (Green),  353,  354. 

Arms,  15,  16t,  39,  292t. 



Swann,  Betsey,  345. 

Edward,  354. 

Elizabeth,  342. 

Elizabeth,  354. 

Elizabeth  (Lillington),  341. 

Emelia,  342. 

Emma,  345. 

Fred'k  J.,  354. 
•      Fred'k  Jones,  84,  343,  353. 

Fred'k  Wm.,  353. 

Jane, 39, 342,  343, 350, 352,  398. 

Jane,  345. 

Jane  (Jones),  15,  16t,  397. 
(See  also  under  Jones.) 

John,  341-2-3. 

John,  84,  353. 

John,  84,  353. 

Maria  Rhett,  84,  353. 

Mary  Green,  353. 

Mildred  (Lyon),  343,  345. 

Robert  Scott,  345. 

Sally  M.,  84,  354. 

Samuel,  341. 

Hon.  Samuel,  39,341-2, 391 ,  394. 

Maj.  Samuel,  39,  343-4-5,  398. 

Samuel,  345. 

Samuel  A.,  354. 

Samuel  D.,  354. 

Sarah,  342. 

Sarah  Ann,  345. 

Sarah  Scott,  345. 
■   ;    Sarah  (Scott),  345. 
Sweeney,  Jennie,  71. 

Jesse    71. 
Sydnor,  Ruth,  182. 
Taliaferro,  Betsey,  191. 

Christopher,  43,  403. 

Isabella,  87,  95. 

Jack,  101. 

John,  141. 

Maj.  John,  et  al.,  191. 

Lucy,  141. 

Lucy,  163. 

Lucy  Aylett,  191. 

Mary  T.,  133. 

Mollie  B.,  101. 

Dr.  Robert  B.,  et  al.,  95. 

Sarah,  189. 

Sarah,  191. 
Tartt,  Gertrude,  78. 
Tasker,  Ann,  165-6. 

Benjamin,  166. 

Hon.  Benjamin,  379. 

Tasker,  Frances  Ann,  164,. 379. 

Rebecca,  379. 
Taylor,  Elizabeth,  133. 

Dr.  John,  1.33. 

R.  Stuart,  68. 

Dr.  Thomas  M.,  134. 

Col.  William,  141. 
Temple,  John,  et  al.,  141. 
Terrell,  Joel,  189. 

Miss,  188. 
Thorn,  Col.,  et  al.,  141. 
Thomas,  Lucy,  189.  ."^ 

Thompson,  Butler  F.,  et  al.,  174. 

Mary  P.,  374. 

Raphael,  et  al.,  173-4.        •    .• 

Sarah  G.,  179. 

William  H.,  et  al.,  174. 

Wnu  Norton,  374. 

Wm.  Norton,  374. 
Thornton,  John,  132.  •    ,    ". 

Mary,  132. 

Miss,  129,  240. 

Sally,  133. 
Tomlin,  William,  149,  277. 
Toomer,  Eliza,  353. 

Henry,  353.  ■  •    ■• 

Judge  John  D.,  84,  -353. 

John  Swann,  .353. 

Maria  Rhett  (Swann),  84,  353. 
Turberville,  John,  52,  239,  256.'  ■ 

Lettice  C,  52,  71,  256.    ■ 
Tureman,  Mary,  189. 
Turner,  Maj.  Henry  S.,  et  al;.,  181. 

Jane  (Fauntleroy),  181. 

Lavinia,  180. 

Col.  Thomas,  et  al.,  181. 
Vail,  Edward,  425. 

Jeremiah,  329. 

John,  425.  .     •    > 

Mary,  38,  329,  330. 
Van  Lear,  Rev.  Matthew,  191. 

Sue,  191. 
Vaughn,  Capt.  A.  O.,  288,  408. 

Ada  Virginia,  89,  375. 

Benj.  Boisseau,  89. 
Veysse,  Julia  (Carter),  164. 

L.  E.,  164. 
Waddell,  Fannie,  353. 

Hugh,  353. 

Gen.  Hugh,  353. 
Walker,   arms,   2\,    19,    31-2,   208, 
284,  292t. 

Dorothy,  25,  31-2t-3,  196. 



V/aiker,  Family,  31-4. 

Frederick,  32-3. 

George,  et  al.,  32,  33,  371. 

Dr.  Henry,  357. 

James,  357. 

Jane  (Sampson),  357. 

John,  et  al.,  31-4,  196. 

Margaret,  357. 

Mary,  163. 
Wallace,  James  A.,  176. 

Mary,  et  al.,  176. 
Waller,  Ben,  264t. 

Elizabeth,  et  al.,  146. 

Robert,  146. 
Warden,  John,  234,  401,  402,  404-5. 
W3.riag,  Col.  Francis,  et  al.,  135-6. 

John,  et  al.,  140. 

Robert  P.,  et  al.,  137. 

Col.  Thomas,  135. 
Washington,  Bettie,  141,  187. 

Catharine,  187. 

Gen'l  George,  141,  170-1,  187. 
Watts,  Dr.  D.  A.,  et  al.,  177. 

Ellen   Douglas    (Fauntleroy), 
Wayles,  John,  158,  371. 

Martha,  158,  238. 
Webb,  George,  228. 
Wellford,  Fanny  E.,  96. 
White,  Eliza  (Fauntleroy),  172. 

George,  et  al.,  172. 

Josephine  W.,  103. 

William  L.,  103. 
Whiting,  Lieut.  Fred'k  Jones,  300, 
301,  336. 

John,  299,  300,  331. 

Marv,  331,  332. 

Mary,  300. 
Wiatt,  Alice,  95. 

Alice  (Jones),  95. 

Capt.  Americus  V.,  et  al.,  95, 
131,  425. 

Wiatt,  Eliza  M.,  98,  131,  425. 

Dr.  William  E.,  et  al.,  131. 
Willis,  Capt.  Francis,  197,  200. 
Wilson,  Bettie  H.,  86. 

Elizabeth,  70. 

Elizabeth,  329,  331,  399. 

Frances  G.,  192. 

William,  38,  329,  392. 
Winchester,  Dr.  W.  R.,  et  al.,  115. 
Winston,  Barbara  J.,  141. 

Philip  B.,  142. 
Witherspoon,  David,  334. 

Dr.  John,  334,  385-6. 

John,  334-5. 
Woodford,  arms,  135. 

Alice  (Jones),  et  al.,  67. 

Bathurst,  373. 

Family,  131-5. 

John  T.,  et  al.,  133. 

John  T.,  134. 

Leila,  67,  373. 

Leon  Catesby,  67,  373. 

Lisle,  373. 

Louis  A.,  67,  373. 

Louis  Hampton,  373. 

Nancy  Virginia,  373. 

Porah  (Lisle),  373. 

Samuel  A.  B.,  134. 

Stella,  67,  132*,  373. 

Thomas,  134. 

Thomas  Earl,  67. 

Maj.  William,  et  al.,  120, 131-2. 

Gen'lWilliam.etal.,  132-3,363. 
Wormley,  Elizabeth,  160. 
Wragg,  Lucy,  68. 
Wright,  Frances,  182. 

Mattrom,  182. 

Thomas,  353-4. 
Yantis,  Edward  M.,  et  al.,  69. 

Elizabeth  F.  (Martin),  69. 
Yerby,  Capt.,  174. 

Margaret  (Fauntleroy),  174.